Binary Black Holes

A Supermassive Black Hole with a Case of the Hiccups

Can binary black holes, two black holes orbiting each other, influence their respective behaviors? This is what a recent study…

2 months ago

Vera Rubin Will Find Binary Supermassive Black Holes. Here’s How.

When galaxies merge, we expect them to produce binary black holes (BBHs.) BBHs orbit one another closely, and when they…

6 months ago

Pulsars Detected the Background Gravitational Hum of the Universe. Now Can They Detect Single Mergers?

After over a decade of observations of pulsars, astronomers could finally tease out the gravitational wave background of the Universe,…

9 months ago

What Does it Take to Make Black Holes Collide?

In a recent study published in Astronomy and Astrophysical Letters, a team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology…

1 year ago

Shortly Before They Collided, two Black Holes Tangled Spacetime up Into Knots

An international team led from Cardiff University has confirmed that black hole binaries experience precession.

2 years ago

NASA Releases a Simulation of 22 Known Black Hole Binary Systems

Want to take a look at some black hole binary systems? Well then NASA's got your back with this stunning…

2 years ago

Binary Black Holes can Unlock Another of Einstein’s Predictions

Gravitational waves from merging black holes can tell us more about a gravitational dance known as spin-orbit resonance.

2 years ago

Astronomers Detected a Black Hole Merger With Very Different Mass Objects

In another first, the latest gravitational wave event to be detected came from the merger of two black holes of…

4 years ago

14% of all the Massive Stars in the Universe are Destined to Collide as Black Holes

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity predicted that black holes would form and eventually collide. It also predicted the creation of…

4 years ago

New Gravitational Waves Detected From Four More Black Hole Mergers. Total Detections up to 11 Now

The LIGO and Virgo collaborations recently announced the detection of four more gravitational wave events, bringing the total to eleven.

5 years ago