Follow this link to skip to the main content

Description

Movie
Movie
(3.9 MB)

AUDIO:
None.

VIDEO:
This video clip starts by showning two black holes orbiting around each other against a gas nebula background. The camera pans out and the orbiting black holes recede into the distance. The nebular background is replaced with a grid which represents space. Waves eminate from where the black holes are oribiting. These waves represent the gravitational waves formed from the orbiting black holes.

CREDIT:
Courtesy of Dr. Michelle Larson, Center for Gravitational Wave Physics, Pennsylvania State University. Used by permission.

 

A service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA/GSFC

NASA Logo, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Goddard