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An Exotic Explanation for the Most Extreme Gravitational Wave Detected so far

1 Mar 2021, 18:43 UTC
An Exotic Explanation for the Most Extreme Gravitational Wave Detected so far via Universe Today

In May of 2019, the gravitational wave observatories LIGO and Virgo detected the merger of two black holes. One had a mass of 85 Suns, while the other was 66 solar masses. The event was named GW190521 and was the largest merger yet observed. It produced a 142 solar mass black hole, making it the first gravitational wave observation of an intermediate mass black hole. But the event also raised several questions.

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