PBS Space Time

Black Hole Harmonics

Season 5 Episode 35 | 13m 11s | Video has closed captioning.

Black holes are crazy enough on their own – but crash two together and you end up with a roiling blob of inescapable space that vibrates like a beaten drum. And the rich harmonics of those vibrations, seen through gravitational waves, could hold the secrets to the nature of the fabric of spacetime itself. We’ll explore the papers that claim to have detected black hole harmonics.

Aired: 11/06/19

Rating: NR


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