Scientists detect tones in the ringing of a newborn black hole for the first time

MIT scientists have captured the ’ringing’ of a newly-formed black h

MIT scientists have captured the ’ringing’ of a newly-formed black hole, in the form of gravitational waves, depicted in this artist’s illustration.

Results support Einstein’s theory and the idea that black holes have no "hair."

Boston Globe reporter Maria Lovato writes that MIT researchers have detected the ringing of an infant black hole, allowing them to calculate the black hole’s mass and spin. "This is very exciting; we’re going to be learning all types of things," explains postdoctoral fellow Maximiliano Isi. "It’s a good time to be a gravitational scientist."


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