LIGO black hole echoes hint at general-relativity breakdown : Nature News & Comment

It was hailed as an elegant confirmation of Einstein’s general theory of relativity — but ironically the discovery of gravitational waves earlier this year could herald the first evidence that the theory breaks down at the edge of black holes. Physicists have analysed the publicly released data from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), and claim to have found “echoes” of the waves that seem to contradict general relativity’s predictions1.

Source: LIGO black hole echoes hint at general-relativity breakdown : Nature News & Comment

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