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 are the real and imaginary part of the curvature scalar Psi4 (showing two polarizations side by side).


© 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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