Evidence of Large Recoil Velocity from a Black Hole Merger Signal.

  title={Evidence of Large Recoil Velocity from a Black Hole Merger Signal.},
  author={Vijay Varma and Sylvia Biscoveanu and Tousif Islam and Feroz H. Shaik and Carl-Johan Haster and Maximiliano Isi and Will M. Farr and Scott E. Field and Salvatore Vitale},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={128 19},
The final black hole left behind after a binary black hole merger can attain a recoil velocity, or a "kick," reaching values up to 5000  km/s. This phenomenon has important implications for gravitational wave astronomy, black hole formation scenarios, testing general relativity, and galaxy evolution. We consider the gravitational wave signal from the binary black hole merger GW200129_065458 (henceforth referred to as GW200129), which has been shown to exhibit strong evidence of orbital… 

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