Third Gravitational Wave Discovered

Published on 1st June, a new paper in Physical Review Letters describes the third gravitational wave (GW170104) to be observed by The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) and a a team of scientists from around the world, including A/Prof David Ottaway, a chief investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav).
Gravitation waves generated when two black holes merge to form a single, larger hole.  The most recent gravitational wave was detected on January 4th and occurred about 3 billion light years away.
Media releases can be found here (University of Adelaide, ABC New, OzGrav).

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Posted on June 5, 2017, in IPASnews, news. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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