Relax To The Peaceful Sounds Of Two Black Holes Colliding
Fewer things inspire terrifying peace in me more than staring into outerspace, looking at pictures of space, or considering the vast reality of space in general. In a hugely encouraging leap for the field of physics, this past Thursday scientists confirmed that there is indeed a “chirping” sound produced by gravitational waves when black holes collide.
The sound detected is from two black holes that collided nearly 1.3 billion years ago, scientists worked with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) instruments to convert the signals from the collision into sound, enabling us to hear the echoes.
This is the first time in history that gravitational waves have been observed, marking an exciting fulfillment of one of Einstein’s predictions made over 100 years ago.
Although the sounds are referred to as “chirps,” because of the sweet, birdlike sounds, the event itself produced 5o times more energy than all the stars in the known universe.
That is one fucking powerful soundscape.