In January last year, such waves were detected which stunned the entire science world. What were these and where did they come from, a team of international scientists has now found answers to many questions related to it. The results of a study done with the help of the Global Network of Detectors of Gravitational Waves have come out.
According to the researchers, these waves were spread in time and space due to the collision of a black hole and a neutron star and two such collisions were detected at an interval of 10 days. According to Dr Patricia Schmidt of the Institute for Gravitational Wave Astronomy at the University of Birmingham, this is the most important evidence of the existence of a system of neutron stars and black holes.
These detections will have a big impact on our understanding. Along with this, it will also be understood what role they play in gamma-ray bursts. Actually, before this wave detectors have only detected the collision of black hole-black hole or neutron star-neutron star system. Because of these, gravitational waves travel far in space.
In 2015, for the first time, the LIGO and Virgo collaboration detected a wave emanating from two black holes that collided 1.3 billion years ago. This time the detectors detected the phenomenon of neutron star circling the black hole and getting mixed in it. After a few days, such detection was done again. It is expected that many more important information will be received from this collision and such incidents can be detected in future also.
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