Colliding Black Holes Bring Hope for Gravitational Astronomy

March 31, 2015 1:54 PM

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Colliding Black Holes Bring Hope for Gravitational Astronomy

An international team of astronomers have come accross solutions to decades-old equations describing what happens as two spinning black holes in a binary system orbit each other and spiral in toward a collision.

The results should have significantly impact not only on the study of black holes, but also the search for elusive gravitational waves, a type of radiation predicted by Einstein’s theory of general relativity, in the cosmos.

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