A new route towards merging massive black holes

@article{Marchant2016ANR,
  title={A new route towards merging massive black holes},
  author={P. Marchant and N. Langer and P. Podsiadlowski and T. Tauris and T. Moriya},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2016},
  volume={588}
}
  • P. Marchant, N. Langer, +2 authors T. Moriya
  • Published 2016
  • Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • With recent advances in gravitational-wave astronomy, the direct detection of gravitational waves from the merger of two stellar-mass compact objects has become a realistic prospect. Evolutionary scenarios towards mergers of various double compact objects generally invoke so-called common-envelope evolution, which is poorly understood and leads to large uncertainties in the predicted merger rates. Here we explore, as an alternative, the scenario of massive overcontact binary (MOB) evolution… CONTINUE READING

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