The first binary black-hole merger observed by LIGO

This movie and the images show the gravitational waves emitted during inspiral and merger of the black hole binary detected by LIGO.

Copyright:
Numerical relativity simulation: S. Ossokine, A. Buonanno (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics), Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes project
Scientific Visualisation: W. Benger (Airborne Hydro Mapping GmbH)

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Numerical relativity simulation of two inspiralling black holes that merge to form a new black hole. Shown are the black hole horizons, the strong gravitational field surrounding the black holes, and the gravitational waves produced.

Copyright:
Numerical relativity simulation: S. Ossokine, A. Buonanno (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics), Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes project
Scientific Visualisation: W. Benger (Airborne Hydro Mapping GmbH)

Numerical simulation of two inspiralling black holes that merge to form a new black hole. Shown are the black hole horizons, the strong gravitational field surrounding the black holes, and the gravitational waves produced. Zoom Image
Numerical simulation of two inspiralling black holes that merge to form a new black hole. Shown are the black hole horizons, the strong gravitational field surrounding the black holes, and the gravitational waves produced. Zoom Image
Numerical simulation of two inspiralling black holes that merge to form a new black hole. Shown are the black hole horizons, the strong gravitational field surrounding the black holes, and the gravitational waves produced. Zoom Image
Numerical simulation of two inspiralling black holes that merge to form a new black hole. Shown are the black hole horizons, the strong gravitational field surrounding the black holes, and the gravitational waves produced. Zoom Image
Numerical simulation of two inspiralling black holes that merge to form a new black hole. Shown are the black hole horizons, the strong gravitational field surrounding the black holes, and the gravitational waves produced. Zoom Image
Numerical simulation of two inspiralling black holes that merge to form a new black hole. Shown are the black hole horizons and the strong gravitational field surrounding the black holes. In this image no gravitational waves are shown. Zoom Image
Gravitational waves as emitted during black hole merger. Zoom Image
Gravitational waves as emitted during black hole merger. Zoom Image
Gravitational waves as emitted during black hole merger. Zoom Image
Gravitational waves as emitted during black hole merger. Zoom Image
Gravitational waves as emitted during black hole merger. Zoom Image
Gravitational waves as emitted during black hole merger. Zoom Image
Gravitational waves as emitted during black hole merger. Zoom Image
Gravitational waves as emitted during black hole merger. Zoom Image
Gravitational waves as emitted during black hole merger. Zoom Image
Gravitational waves as emitted during black hole merger. Zoom Image
Gravitational waves as emitted during black hole merger. Zoom Image
Gravitational waves as emitted during black hole merger. Zoom Image
Gravitational waves as emitted during black hole merger. Zoom Image
 
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