Binary black holes

Binary black holes

These images are the result of the numerical simulation of two inspiralling black holes that merge to form a new black hole. They show the apparent horizons and the gravitational waves produced. Shown is the real part of the curvature scalar Psi4.

Credits

© C. Reisswig (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics), L. Rezzolla (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics & Institute for Theoretical Physics, Frankfurt), M. Koppitz (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics & Zuse Institute Berlin)

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