Merging Black Holes
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- Dana Berry
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A black hole is a massive object whose gravitational field is so intense that no light (electromagnetic radiation) can escape it. When two orbiting black holes merge, a massive amount of energy is released in the form of jets. Meanwhile, the movement of these massive bodies disturbs the fabric of space-time around them, sending ripples of gravitational waves radiating outward. These waves are predicted by Einstein's theory of general relativity, but have yet to be directly detected.
Please give credit for this item to:
- Dana Berry (Skyworks Digital) [Lead]
- Michael McClare (KBRwyle)
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