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deathwarder

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#1 12 years ago

Has anyone read about the new simulations of two supermassive black holes spiralling in and combining, releasing 4% of their mass in gravity waves




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#2 12 years ago

No, no one here read about the new simulations of two supermassive black holes spiralling in and combining, releasing 4% of their mass in gravity waves. Please enlighten us.




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#3 12 years ago

Ohh! A article about the new simulations of two supermassive black holes spiralling in and combining, releasing 4% of their mass in gravity waves. Tell me more Tell me more!

LINKY! LINKY!




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#4 12 years ago

lol....A article about the new simulations of two supermassive black holes spiralling in and combining, releasing 4% of their mass in gravity waves.

Perhaps starting with the article...




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#5 12 years ago

I have not heard of about the new simulations of two supermassive black holes spiralling in and combining, releasing 4% of their mass in gravity waves. sounds very intersting though.




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#6 12 years ago

I have not heard of anyone who has read about the new simulations of two supermassive black holes spiralling in and combining, releasing 4% of their mass in gravity waves




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#7 12 years ago

How can anyone not have heard of anyone who has read about the new simulations of two supermassive black holes spiralling in and combining, releasing 4% of their mass in gravity waves!? It's the biggest thing since sliced bread!




deathwarder

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#8 12 years ago

why are you all quoting me like that? ther article is here http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/02/science/space/02hole.html?ex=1147233600&en=bfc7f382de9cb0e2&ei=5070&emc=eta1 sorry about not being more specific or providing links earlier, I had some technical difficulties(my firewall wouldnt let me access my email, which is where I have the link) It really is amazing though, in a very short amount of time even by human reckoning, 4% of the mass of a pair of supermassive blackholes is released, the equivalent of an incredible number of supernovae, these simulations are revolutionary, even though they take a very short amount of time to watch(link here 146898main_viz_shiftingall_21.320x240.mpg (video/mpeg Object)) they took an immense amount of supercomputer time to create, and these collisions could lead to insights into early galaxy formation, what do you think? Again, sorry for the initiial post not being very specific(if a mod/admin could edit that it would be much appreciated)




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#9 12 years ago

Its not simulation, its real.

Mile long facilities in the US (I dont know of any other in the world) record disturbences in space-time. They are recorded by giant lasers that shoot through the facility. When a two black holes rotate around eachother (Or collide) they produce "shockwaves" in space time, these "shockwaves" make there way to earth (At the speed of light) and cause extremly slight distortions in the laser beams.




deathwarder

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#10 12 years ago

ok, sorry wrong link, if you look at the second one provided it is a low res movie showing the simulation, also an image to the left of the article is a highres version of one frame