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Roy

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New Type Object and New Science Required?
« on: Jun 23, 2020, 20:26:33 »
The LIGO-VIRGO collaboration have identified a new type of object as a result of a gravitational wave observation designated GW190814 from last Summer: the merger was between a black hole of approximately 23 stellar masses and an object that has been dubbed a 'Black Neutron Star' of approximately 2.6 stellar masses. This new object is described as either a very small black hole or a very large neutron star and it's discovery may require modifications to our theories. Here are some links including the release by Caltech:

https://www.ligo.org/science/Publication-GW190814/

https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/news/ligo20200623

https://news.psu.edu/story/623786/2020/06/23/research/black-hole-or-neutron-star

We certainly live in interesting times....

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Re: New Type Object and New Science Required?
« Reply #1 on: Jun 23, 2020, 22:21:23 »
How interesting.

Carole

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Re: New Type Object and New Science Required?
« Reply #2 on: Jun 23, 2020, 22:40:30 »
Thanks Roy ~ It's amazing science!

I couldn't see a link anywhere to allow us hear the 'merger' ~ would have been great.  I'll have to give myself more time to read them through in detail.

Hugh