Event horizon ringing damped by unstable space-time

Space-time gets very messy near the event horizon of a black hole, as this simulated view indicates. (credit: Andrew Hamilton; NSF )

Now that gravitational waves have been detected, theoreticians have been furiously speculating about what we might learn from our gravitational wave observatories. Now that we have a couple of observed black hole collisions under our belt, it is time to consider what we might study. There's some speculation that, depending on the sort of...

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