Universe Today Podcast

Episode 513: 379: LIGO/Virgo Upgraded. A Black Hole Merger Every Week?

May 1st, 2019  •  9 mins 14 secs  •  Download (6.35 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Notice that you haven’t been hearing much about black holes crashing into each other recently? That’s because the world’s most sensitive gravitational wave hunters have been offline for the last year.

Well, they're back now, with enough upgrades that they should be capable of finding a black hole merger every week, not to mention more colliding neutron stars, and maybe, just maybe, black holes eating neutron stars.