Last few orbits of a binary black hole merger

This video contains no audio. Astrophysicists have calculated for the first time what an observer would see if two black holes-—each drastically warping the fabric of space and time according to Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity--spiralled into each other and merged. The researchers' simulations reveal how the image of each black hole circles around the other and gets multiplied in a rapidly shape-shifting kaleidoscope. Information regarding the simulation was published in the journal Nature.

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