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Thread: Unanticipated LIGO observation

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    Unanticipated LIGO observation

    Anybody got more info on this tweet?
    https://twitter.com/aussiastronomer/...39049006428160
    SHARKS (crossed out) MONGEESE (sic) WITH FRICKIN' LASER BEAMS ATTACHED TO THEIR HEADS

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    This may be S200114f that was added to the New Binary Gravitational Wave event thread yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reality Check View Post
    This may be S200114f that was added to the New Binary Gravitational Wave event thread yesterday.
    Yes, it is S200114f. None of the GW events are 'anticipated', but this one has a hitherto unseen signature, and so they didn't make any kind of assertion as to whether it was a binary black hole, binary neutron star, or massgap event. I haven't seen any characterization of the signal, but I expect there are some scientists furiously looking for possibilities to explain what they saw.

    Note that the article mentions that it was close to Betelgeuse. I think that is a red herring.It is probably about 10 degrees away from Betelgeuse (near the knee of the left twin in Gemini), so it is certainly not Betelgeuse behaving oddly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mazanec View Post
    Anybody got more info on this tweet?
    https://twitter.com/aussiastronomer/...39049006428160
    Tom. Here's the Arxiv link. They have a good graphic of the similarity of the waveforms. Enjoy. pete

    SEE:https://arxiv.org/pdf/1901.03190.pdf

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