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Apr 6, 2017

Mystery of How Black Holes Collide and Merge Starting to Unravel

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Once upon a time, two black holes collided, releasing energy which undulates across the universe. Little is known about these reverberations — dubbed “gravitational waves” — including how they were formed in the first place. However, a University of Birmingham astrophysicist told Sputnik science may now have the beginnings of an answer.

It’s believed that around 1.3 billion light years away from Earth, two black holes cataclysmically collided, releasing energy — gravitational waves — which undulates across the universe like ripples in a pool.

Gravitational waves had long been speculated upon, and were a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity, but the existence of these wrinkles in the fabric of space-time was only confirmed in September 2015.

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  • teresa sheehy on April 6, 2017 11:09 pm

    Hello my name is Teresa Sheehy. I am in a group and we are trying to promote our Science event in Manchester. It’s on world-earth-day. We need great speakers to talk at the march Currently we have zero budget to plan this event. Any help at all would be greatly received.

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  • Bo on April 7, 2017 6:57 am

    The question for us is: What will happen when Andromeda collides with our Milky Way, especially if the two cores merge?

  • Aaron on April 7, 2017 7:34 am

    Andromeda be like “It’s simple, we kill the humans”