“Beyond Comprehension!” –Collision of Two Supermassive Black Holes Will Dwarf the LIGO Gravitational-Wave Discovery

“They absolutely dwarf the black hole mergers detected by LIGO,” the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, which first detected gravitational waves from colliding black holes in February 2016, “and will be detected within 10 years,” says Chiara Mingarelli, a Marie Curie Fellow at Caltech, and currently gravitational-wave astrophysicist at the Flatiron Institute in New York City. … Continue reading “Beyond Comprehension!” –Collision of Two Supermassive Black Holes Will Dwarf the LIGO Gravitational-Wave Discovery