INTEGRAL sets limits on gamma rays from merging black holes

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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.

 

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/INTEGRAL_sets_limits_on_gamma_rays_from_merging_black_holes_999.html

Subject

Follow-up of first detection of gravitational waves.

 

 

Period1 Apr 2016

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  • TitleINTEGRAL sets limits on gamma rays from merging black holes
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletSpace Daily
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date01/04/2016
    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.
    URLwww.spacedaily.com/reports/INTEGRAL_sets_limits_on_gamma_rays_from_merging_black_holes_999.html
    PersonsSøren Brandt, V. Savchenko

Keywords

  • Gravitational waves, black holes, INTEGRAL