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Simulations foresee hordes of colliding black holes in LIGO's future


June 23, 2016

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New calculations predict that the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) will detect approximately 1,000 mergers of massive black holes annually once it achieves full sensitivity early next decade. The prediction, published online June 22 in the journal Nature, is based on computer simulations of more than a billion evolving binary stars. Full Story

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