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Black Hole Discovery Could Shed Light On Questions About Universe

By Mark Brodie
Published: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 12:45pm

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A still image from a numerical simulation of two black holes that inspiral and merge
N. Fischer, H. Pfeiffer, A. Buonanno (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics), Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes (SXS) Collaboration
A still image from a numerical simulation of two black holes that inspiral and merge, emitting gravitational waves.

The discovery of something that happened around 17 billion light-years away has caused quite a scientific stir on Earth.

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory last year detected the signal of two black holes merging into one massive black hole. This caught researchers off guard.

The Show spoke about the significance of this discovery with Felipe Guzman, a professor at Texas A&M University who researches technology development for gravitational wave observatories on the ground and in space.

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