[ExI] Gravitational Waves Detected By LIGO!

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Sun Feb 14 16:06:38 UTC 2016

On Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 2:52 AM, Tomaz Kristan <protokol2020 at gmail.com>

​> ​
> You may be right, The fact that LIGO is currently down can explain a lot.
> But when it will go online again, we will see. If there will not be very
> frequent  detections, of a much greater events also, this one was a fluke.
> For there is a constant rain of black holes onto those supermassives. Have
> to be.
> ​  [...]​
> By "rain" I mean at least one every second in the observable Universe. Had
> to be, for number reasons.

​The number of gravity wave events that LIGO will be able to detect depends

1) How big the black holes that merge are.
2) How far away the black holes are.
3) How common the much weaker source of 2 neutron stars merging is.
4) How sensitive LIGO is.

How did you calculate that "
at least one every second
​" figure?​

 John K Clark
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.extropy.org/pipermail/extropy-chat/attachments/20160214/ee6176d8/attachment.html>

More information about the extropy-chat mailing list