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Pushing Black-hole Mergers to the Extreme: RIT Scientists Achieve 100:1 Mass Ratio
November 17, 2010
Scientists from the Rochester Institute of Technology have simulated for the first time, the merger of two black holes of vastly different sizes, with one mass 100 times larger than the other. This extreme mass ratio of 100:1 breaks a barrier in the fields of numerical relativity and gravitational wave astronomy.
Rochester Institute of Technology
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