LIGO may have just spotted a black hole devouring a neutron star

Black hole-neutron star merger
The merger of a black hole and neutron star would be pretty messy

Classical and Quantum Gravity

It’s a clash of the titans. The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) has spotted the signs of yet another enormous collision in space, and this one seems to be between a black hole and a neutron star – the first time we’ve observed the two massive objects together.

Gravitational waves are ripples in space-time that occur when massive objects move about. As they pass through Earth, these ripples stretch and squeeze the fabric of space-time in a way …

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