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Ripples from deep in the Cosmos reveal most massive black hole detected yet

16 Sep 2020, 13:09 UTC
Ripples from deep in the Cosmos reveal most massive black hole detected yet Mark Myers, ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav).

The most massive gravitational-wave source yet has been detected – a binary black hole merger, which produced a blast equal to the energy of eight Suns, sending shockwaves through the universe.

Gravitational waves are produced when an extreme cosmic event occurs somewhere in the universe and, like dropping a rock in a pond, these events ripple across the cosmos, bending and stretching the fabric of space-time itself.

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