Gravitational wave signals

Gravitational wave signals

The gravitational wave signals from cosmic events measured by LIGO-Virgo from 2015 to 2017. Of the eleven confirmed transient detections (boxes), ten are mergers of black holes and one is inspiral of neutron stars (bottom right). The heat map shows the energy in time and frequency for each of these cosmic events. The gravitational waves (yellow curves) are the predictions to Einstein’s general theory of relativity for the observed signal. The grey curves below them are a model-independent reconstruction of the signal recorded in LIGO. (Credit: Center for Relativistic Astrophysics)

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Research, Aerospace, Physics and Physical Sciences
LIGO, Gravitational waves, universe, Black hole
  • Created By: John Toon
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Dec 5, 2018 - 7:56pm
  • Last Updated: Dec 5, 2018 - 7:56pm