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Bizarre Black Holes Revealed by New Space-Time Ripples

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Bizarre Black Holes Revealed by New Space-Time Ripples

More massive than expected, the black holes collided three billion years ago and sent gravitational waves washing over Earth.

By Nadia Drake
PUBLISHED JUNE 1, 2017

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A long time ago in a star cluster far, far away … two curiously massive black holes collided and became one, unleashing a torrent of energy that kinked the fabric of space-time itself.

Now, instruments on Earth have sensed the gentle ripples from that distant cosmic cataclysm, marking the third-ever confirmed direct detection of gravitational waves. The combined detections, all reported by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), are opening up a new window onto the cosmos.

Crucially, the waves carry information about their far-flung sources, and the results are challenging a bunch of ideas about how black holes grow, where they live, and how they end up locked in such violent, deadly dances. (Read “Astronomers May Finally Have the First Picture of a Black Hole.”)

“The universe still contains mysteries,” says astrophysicist Daryl Haggardof McGill University. “We thought we were walking through the world knowing how black holes happened, and now we’re seeing that there’s some real discovery space here.”

BOOM GO THE BLACK HOLES
LIGO detected waves from the latest black hole collision on January 4, 2017—about three billion years after the actual event happened. The gravitational ripples washed over Earth and ever so slightly jiggled identical sets of lasers and mirrors built in Hanford, Washington, and Livingston, Louisiana.
 

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How do they know that two black holes colliding 3 billion years ago created these gravitational waves?

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They don't...LOL. I love how "scientists" are always presenting their latest theory (WAG) as if it's truth/fact.

Neat idea to contemplate though.
 

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That explains my missing sock!
 

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How do they know that two black holes colliding 3 billion years ago created these gravitational waves?

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Because it neatly fits their as yet unproven theory. Imagination isn't limited to artists and inventors you know. If you can make up stuff to fit your theory you, too, could be a "scientist". If nothing else you could be the new Bill Nye and have a TV show...
 

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Because it neatly fits their as yet unproven theory. Imagination isn't limited to artists and inventors you know. If you can make up stuff to fit your theory you, too, could be a "scientist". If nothing else you could be the new Bill Nye and have a TV show...
That's precisely the way it works!