A Trio For Catching A Wave.

A trio of black holes that are orbiting each other may help scientist in their search for gravitational waves.

The three closely orbiting supermassive black holes were discovered in a galaxy four billion light years away could help astronomers in the search for gravitational waves.

Gravitational waves are predicted in Einstein’s theory of general relativity.  However, they have not been observationally proved.  Scientists first stared looking for evidence of gravitational waves in binary star systems.  But since black holes are the largest gravitational objects (that we know of) in the Universe it should be easier to spot them.

The finding suggests that closely-packed supermassive black holes are far more common than previously thought.

I’m not sure I’m comfortable with the thought that there are more black holes and supermassive black holes roaming around the Universe waiting to eat me.

– Ex astris, scientia –

I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney in Pasadena, California and I am a Rising Star as rated by Super Lawyers Magazine.  As a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I am a proud member of the Armed Service Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association working to aid all active duty and veterans in our communities. Connect with me on Google +

Norman

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