Today we are leaving the solar system WAY behind and heading out into the Universe because of BIG NEWS from the world of gravitational waves - see my previous blogs.
On April 1, 2019 the newly upgraded Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) LIGO and Virgo Observatory in Italy went back on line. And shortly thereafter new discoveries followed.
A second neutron star merger was discovered and maybe, just maybe, the first ever merger of a black hole and neutron star.
|Scientific simulation of a black hole consuming a neutron star.Credit: A. Tonita, L. Rezzolla, F. Pannarale|
The other big news is that with this upgrade it is predicted that a new black hole merger will be detected EVERY WEEK with a merger of neutron stars EVERY MONTH! WOW!!!
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