For Black holeNew research suggests you don’t have to have a lifetime of experience for a collision.
On April 12, 2019, scientists detected a new blackhole merger using a trio of gravitational-wave detectors. Astrophysicists have identified similar phenomena before, but this time there was something different about the signals: the two black holes that collided Incredibly unequal matchingSmall is about three times the size. Scientists did not expect to see such an unbalanced fusion in the black hole and now they think they can understand the unusual phenomenon.
“This event is a weird thing that the universe has thrown at us. It was something we haven’t seen,” said Salvatore Vital, a physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of the new study. In a statement. “But nothing happens in the universe at once. And something like that, although rare, we’ll see again and we’ll be able to say more about the universe.”
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Vital and his colleagues suspect that the bizarre collision occurred as a product of a large blackhole attachment itself. The initial event sent large black holes into the surrounding area Filled with black holes, This hypothesis enables unequal collisions.
This is a very different story compared to the two main scenes in science for blackhole attachment, both of which equally encourage similarity. Vital and his colleagues used two separate models to evaluate whether the situation of traditional thematic attachments could create events like unbalanced mergers. No dice.
“No matter what we do, we can’t easily create this event on these common conventional channels,” Vital said.
The team thus evolved into a process called hierarchical merging, where the result of a blackhole merger is about to reunite. And at the moment, the models seem understandable. “You do the math, and it turns out that the blackhole will have a spin that is very close to the total spin of this synthesis.”
Coincidentally, gravitational wave researchers have published other studies this week that also point to the elimination of classification. On Wednesday (September 22), the scientists behind the gravitational-wave detector LGO (abbreviated to “Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory”) and Verzo announced that in May 2019 they will have a The black hole which was even bigger Scientists know how to form by large explosions. Doubtless this thick blackhole is the result of a previous synthesis, though not both of the main members of the event.
Scientists behind the new paper, which analyzes unequal collisions, suspect that taxonomic additions may not only occur somewhere, but should instead occur in relatively dense neighboring regions, where black holes can easily communicate with each other.
“This attachment must have come from an unusual place,” Vital said. “As LIGO and Virgio continue to innovate, we can use these discoveries to learn new things about the universe.”
The study has been described A paper Published September 2 in the Journal of Physical Review Letters.
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