Observational evidence for supermassive black hole binaries

  title={Observational evidence for supermassive black hole binaries},
  author={Stefanie Komossa}
  • Stefanie Komossa
Coalescing massive black hole binaries are powerful emitters of gravitational waves, in theLISA sensitivity range for masses MBH ≈ 104−7 M . According to hierarchical galaxy merger models, binary black holes should form frequently, and should be common in the cores of galaxies. The presence of massive black hole binaries has been invoked to explain a number of class properties of different types of galaxies, and in triggering various forms of activity. The search for such binary black holes is… CONTINUE READING

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