# GW170104: Observation of a 50-Solar-Mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence at Redshift 0.2.

@article{Abbott2017GW170104OO, title={GW170104: Observation of a 50-Solar-Mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence at Redshift 0.2.}, author={B. Abbott and R. Abbott and T. Abbott and F. Acernese and K. Ackley and C. Adams and T. Adams and P. Addesso and R. Adhikari and V. B. Adya and C. Affeldt and M. Afrough and B. Agarwal and M. Agathos and K. Agatsuma and N. Aggarwal and O. Aguiar and L. Aiello and A. Ain and P. Ajith and B. Allen and G. Allen and A. Allocca and P. Altin and A. Amato and A. Ananyeva and S. Anderson and W. G. Anderson and S. Antier and S. Appert and K. Arai and M. Araya and J. Areeda and N. Arnaud and K. Arun and S. Ascenzi and G. Ashton and M. Ast and S. Aston and P. Astone and P. Aufmuth and C. Aulbert and K. AultONeal and A. Avila-Alvarez and S. Babak and P. Bacon and M. Bader and S. Bae and P. T. Baker and F. Baldaccini and G. Ballardin and S. Ballmer and S. Banagiri and J. Barayoga and S. Barclay and B. C. Barish and D. Barker and F. Barone and B. Barr and L. 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We describe the observation of GW170104, a gravitational-wave signal produced by the coalescence of a pair of stellar-mass black holes. The signal was measured on January 4, 2017 at 10∶11:58.6 UTC by the twin advanced detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory during their second observing run, with a network signal-to-noise ratio of 13 and a false alarm rate less than 1 in 70 000 years. The inferred component black hole masses are 31.2_{-6.0}^{+8.4}M_{⊙} and 19.4_{-5… CONTINUE READING

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