black hole mergers

Behold! The Black Hole Collision Calculator!

A new tool called the Black Hole Collision Calculator let's users see just how powerful a collision between a black…

2 weeks ago

Why Can Black Hole Binaries Have Dramatically Different Masses? Multiple Generations of Mergers

Black hole mergers with very different masses tell us how small mergers can give rise to even larger ones.

1 month ago

It might just be possible to see a light flash too when black holes merge

Black hole merger events are some of the most energetic, fearsomely energetic events in all the cosmos. When black holes…

3 months ago

New Simulations Show How Black Holes Grow, Through Mergers and Accretion

One of the most pressing questions in astronomy concerns black holes. We know that massive stars that explode as supernovae…

4 months 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…

8 months ago

There’s a New Record for the Most Massive Black Hole Ever Seen: 40 Billion Solar Masses

Astronomers have spotted a 40 billion solar mass black hole in the Abell 85 cluster of galaxies. They found the…

10 months ago

Astronomers Have Found a Place With Three Supermassive Black Holes Orbiting Around Each Other

Astronomers have spotted three supermassive black holes (SMBHs) at the center of three colliding galaxies a billion light years away…

12 months ago

A Monster Black Hole has been Found with 40 Billion Times the Mass of the Sun

If contemplating the vast size of astronomical objects makes you feel rather puny and insignificant, then this new discovery will…

1 year ago

As Expected, the Newly Upgraded LIGO is Finding a Black Hole Merger Every Week

The LIGO detector is back online after months of upgrades, and has made two new detections already!

1 year ago

How to Listen to the Background Hum of Gravitational Waves From all the Black Holes Colliding into Each Other

A pair of scientists who were part of the first gravitational wave discovery have developed a way to listen to…

2 years ago