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Black Hole, Astronomers at LIGO-Virgo hear ‘whispers’ of Black hole eating a neutron star

Astronomers at LIGO-Virgo hear ‘whispers’ of Black hole eating a neutron star

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Black Hole, Astronomers at LIGO-Virgo hear ‘whispers’ of Black hole eating a neutron star
Black Hole, Astronomers at LIGO-Virgo hear ‘whispers’ of Black hole eating a neutron star

Scientists hunting for gravitational waves in the far universe from millions of years ago now say that they may have heard “whispers” of a black hole eating up a neutron star, some 1.2 billion light-years away from Earth.

Black Hole, Astronomers at LIGO-Virgo hear ‘whispers’ of Black hole eating a neutron star
Black Hole, Astronomers at LIGO-Virgo hear ‘whispers’ of Black hole eating a neutron star
Black Hole, Astronomers at LIGO-Virgo hear ‘whispers’ of Black hole eating a neutron star
Black Hole, Astronomers at LIGO-Virgo hear ‘whispers’ of Black hole eating a neutron star
Black Hole, Astronomers at LIGO-Virgo hear ‘whispers’ of Black hole eating a neutron star

They are sitting on data that has the potential of giving astronomy—the oldest of the natural sciences—a detection that has never been seen before: Binary systems of a black hole and a neutron star! Astronomical.

 

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and the European-based Virgo detector have signals they think were from an event that saw a black hole and a neutron star merger—basically the neutron star was consumed by the black hole.