Photo: Space-Time "Ripples" Created by Merging Black Holes?



A recently discovered bright, distant object appears to be two supermassive black holes orbiting each other, like those seen above in an artist's conception.

The black hole duo, announced in March 2009, could be creating ripples in the fabric of space-time, according to Einstein's theory of general relativity.

Image courtesy P. Marenfeld, NOAO


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