Captions provided by CCTubes – Captioning the Internet! Scientists are using a $4 million supercomputer to listen to black holes colliding, and its helping us understand the beginning of our universe.
Black Holes And Gravitational Waves Might Help Us Find Dark Matter – https://youtu.be/C68b9EGksuI
The background hum of space could reveal hidden black holes
“Deep space is not as silent as we have been led to believe. Every few minutes a pair of black holes smash into each other. These cataclysms release ripples in the fabric of spacetime known as gravitational waves. Now Monash University scientists have developed a way to listen in on these events.”
We Could Detect Black Hole Collisions All The Time With This Amazing New Method
“Black holes could be making cataclysmic collisions across the Universe every few minutes. Unfortunately, the aftermath is too faint to alert our current detection technology.”
Optimal Search for an Astrophysical Gravitational-Wave Background
“Roughly every 2–10 min, a pair of stellar-mass black holes merge somewhere in the Universe. A small fraction of these mergers are detected as individually resolvable gravitational-wave events by advanced detectors such as LIGO and Virgo.”
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