UF: Gravitational waves detected from second pair of colliding black holes

UF: Gravitational waves detected from second pair of colliding black holes

UF: Gravitational waves detected from second pair of colliding black holes

Four months after stunning the world with the announcement that they had detected gravitational waves from a collision of two black holes and confirmed a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity, scientists say they’ve done it again.

The second event, detected Dec. 25 by both of the twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO, detectors, located in Livingston, Louisiana, and Hanford, Washington, sheds new light on black holes and how common they are.

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