Title INTEGRAL sets limits on gamma rays from merging black holes Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet Space Daily Media type Web Country/Territory United States Date 01/04/2016 Description Following the discovery of gravitational waves from the merging of two black holes, ESA's INTEGRAL satellite has revealed no simultaneous gamma rays, just as models predict. On 14 September, the terrestrial Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detected gravitational waves - fluctuations in the fabric of spacetime - produced by a pair of black holes as they spiralled towards each other before merging. The signal lasted less than half a second.
The discovery was the first direct observation of gravitational waves, predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago.
URL www.spacedaily.com/reports/INTEGRAL_sets_limits_on_gamma_rays_from_merging_black_holes_999.html Persons Søren Brandt, V. Savchenko
- Gravitational waves, black holes, INTEGRAL