An illustration of two supermassive black holes about to merge, with jets of superheated gas being emitted from their edges. | Mark Garlick/Getty Images
Astrophysics

The Mystery of How Black Holes Collide and Merge Is Beginning to Unravel

A new study pursues a kind of “paleontology” for gravitational waves in an attempt to explain how and why black holes collide and merge.

Published On 04/05/2017
7:27 PM EDT