Trio of detectors tracks gravitational waves to their home

In their first joint venture, LIGO and Virgo team up to capture the latest collision of black holes

simulated spiraling black holes

WAVE HELLO  Gravitational waves have been traced closer to their origins than ever before. Emitted when two black holes spiraled inward and crashed together (simulation shown), the ripples were detected by the LIGO and Virgo detectors on August 14.

S. Ossokine, A. Buonanno. T. Dietrich/Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, R. Haas/NCSA, Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes project 

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