Release Images

Release No.: 2011-10
For Release: Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 8:00pm

Newly Merged Black Hole Eagerly Shreds Stars

merging black holes

In this artist's conception, two black holes are about to merge. When they combine, gravitational wave radiation will "kick" the black hole like a rocket engine, sending it rampaging through nearby stars.

David A. Aguilar (CfA)