What would a binary black hole merger look like? For some stunning answers to this question, check out http://t.co/sqJnaTAFRU.
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Kate Henriksson and some of her fellow members of the SXS collaboration produced newer and better data for simulations of neutron stars colliding with black holes. Using advanced numerical techniques, the neutron stars they've constructed are the densest ever created, which will lead to some of the most extreme simulations in the world. Check out the preprint here.
The SXS collaboration has produced a computer code which can simulate the motion of pairs of black holes or neutron stars with very high accuracy, and great computational efficiency. SXS members continue to extract scientific information from the simulations, and use this information to further our understanding of black-hole physics, and to improve techniques for finding the signals in gravitational-wave detector data.