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What Does It Sound Like When Black Holes Collide?

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Researchers revealed last week they could confirm the existence of Einstein’s final general theory of relativity prediction after reportedly hearing the “chirp” of two black holes colliding.  The noise occurred billions of miles away, but was heard at several stations throughout the United States. Carnegie Mellon University physicist professor Ira Rothstein explains what this discovery means for researchers and how it’ll impact scientific theories going forward. We'll also talk briefly with Syracuse University senior and Fox Chapel High School graduate Samantha Usman, who was involved with the research and helped co-author the study.

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