Kimani woke up at 4.01am. He scrambled to the bathroom and threw up over the toilet seat before he could lift it up. He retched again, tried to lift the seat, failed, and sprayed the yellow spew on his hands. 6,275 more words
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Astronomers have uncovered a supermassive black hole that has been propelled out of the center of a distant galaxy. The galaxy 3C186, located about 8 billion light years from Earth, is most likely the result of a merger of two galaxies. 222 more words
“Researchers estimate that it took the equivalent energy of 100 million supernovas exploding simultaneously to jettison the black hole. The most plausible explanation for this propulsive energy is that the monster object was given a kick by gravitational waves unleashed by the merger of two hefty black holes at the center of the host galaxy. 106 more words
by Michael Zevin.
With the first observations of gravitational waves and the discovery of binary black hole systems, LIGO has unveiled a new domain of the universe to explore. 1,014 more words
by Nicholas Loutrel.
A new method of computation aims to fill in the gaps in our knowledge of gravitational waves from eccentric binaries.
The modeling of gravitational waves (GWs) suitable for detection with ground-based detectors has been mostly focused on binary systems composed of compact objects, such as neutron stars (NSs) and black holes (BHs). 739 more words