Gravitational waves were not the only first-ever finding today
"What's really amazing about this is, this is the first time that this kind of a system has ever been seen, a binary black hole merger," said David Reitze, LIGO Laboratory Executive Director, at a press conference announcing the discovery. "It's proof that binary black holes exist in the universe."Black holes hold a lot of potential answers, but we still don't know much about them. These new discoveries will help."Having gravitational waves as a tool will enable us to study black holes, and black holes hold the key to so many future puzzles in science," Szabi Marka, a LIGO collaborator at Columbia University, told Tech Insider. "We don't actually know what happens around a black hole. We don't know what happens when a black hole meets another black hole. We don't know what happens when a black hole eats something."
Watch David Reitze of LIGO explain what they found below:
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