Astronomers find evidence of black holes merging in clash of cosmic titans

January 9, 2015 12:07 AM

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Astronomers find evidence of black holes merging in clash of cosmic titans

If the evidence holds up, the observation would represent the first time anyone has detected a pair of supermassive black holes at such an advanced stage of merging.

Peering back in time some 3.5 billion years, a team of astronomers says it has spotted evidence for a pair of supermassive black holes in the final throes of merging – a cosmic clash of titans whose final union would send tremors rippling through the fabric of space-time itself.

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