A Huge Gravitational Wave Announcement Is About to Happen

Alex
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astro-marwil
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Hallo! A week ago there was

Hallo!

A week ago there was also a note for this event in German language.

We do hope for this!

 

Kind regards and happy crunching

Martin

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If VIRGO has detected a

If VIRGO has detected a signal then, using the results of the LIGO interferometers and the VIRGO signal it is possible to find the position of the source, which may be the NGC4993 galaxy.

Tullio

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Press conference LIVE stream

Press conference LIVE stream in 90 minutes from this post. Click http://www.virgo-gw.eu

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solling2 wrote:Press

solling2 wrote:
Press conference LIVE stream in 90 minutes from this post. Click http://www.virgo-gw.eu

Woo! First one for Virgo and  GW170814 is the first event observed by the global 3-detector ligo/virgo network!

astro-marwil
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Hallo! First attempt and

Hallo!

First attempt and first shot for VIRGO. Congratulations!

But this is not the promissed merging neutron stars. It´s "only" from merging black holes of 21 and 35 SM but 40% more distant than GW150914, the first event. So this type of midd class BH seems to be much more often than foreseen by theory.

So, we do still hope for a pair of merging neutron stars, soon.

Kind regards and happy crunching

Martin

Jim1348
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astro-marwil wrote:But this

astro-marwil wrote:
But this is not the promissed merging neutron stars. It´s "only" from merging black holes of 21 and 35 SM but 40% more distant than GW150914, the first event. So this type of midd class BH seems to be much more often than foreseen by theory.

I believe this post from the Universe project addresses that issue.  It appears that the author predicted the prevalence of black hole mergers in the paper from 2010.

https://universeathome.pl/universe/forum_thread.php?id=156

 

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