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‘Impossible’ black hole causes biggest collision ever detected by gravitational waves – ABC News

An international team has detected gravitational waves from the most massive black hole collision ever seen — but at least one of the black holes should not exist, according to science.

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When the universe was half the age it is now around 7 billion years ago two massive black holes crashed together.
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  • Astronomers have detected gravitational waves from a monster black hole collision, almost twice the mass of anything detected in this way before
  • It is the first time astronomers have observed the birth of a black hole between 100 and 1000 times the mass of our Sun
  • At least one of the black holes that collided to form the monster is impossible, ac…

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