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Official announcement of a 6th black hole merger spotted by a gravitational wave detector by end of summer?
For the wonks in the audience, this link gives technical specs on all the confirmed LIGO events to date.
Here's what's interesting, though. The last merger announcement took place last November... about an event called GW170608 that was detected over a year ago.
Unless the LIGO skeptics have a point have a point, we should get some fresh new mergers in the hopper any day now. Right?
Will a gravitational wave observatory officially announce the discovery of a 6th black hole-black hole merge by the end of summer 2018 (September 22, 2018)?
Resolution is by positive appearance at the above-linked detection list
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