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List of Confirmed Sources of Gravitational Waves

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Accelerating masses radiate gravitational waves, disturbances in the curvature of spacetime, at the speed of light. The table below lists observationally confirmed sources of gravitational waves.

Source Year First Detected
Binary black hole merger[1] 2015
Binary neutron star merger[2] 2017

References[edit]

  1. "Gravitational waves from a binary black hole merger observed by LIGO and Virgo". LIGO Lab | Caltech. Retrieved 2019-08-31.
  2. "LIGO Detection of Colliding Neutron Stars Spawns Global Effort to Study the Rare Event". LIGO Lab | Caltech. Retrieved 2019-08-31.


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