Virgo helps localise gravitational-wave signals

Sky localisations of gravitational-wave signals detected by LIGO beginning in 2015 (GW150914, LVT151012, GW151226, GW170104), and, more recently, by the LIGO-Virgo network (GW170814, GW170817). After Virgo came online in August 2017, scientists were better able to localize the gravitational-wave signals. The background is an optical image of the Milky Way. The localizations of GW150914, LVT151012, and GW170104 wrap all the way around the celestial sphere, so the sky map is shown as mapped onto a translucent dome.

Kilde:

LIGO/Virgo/NASA/Leo Singer/Axel Mellinger

Om bildet

ID:eso1733t
Type:Illustrasjon
Publiseringsdato:16. oktober 2017 16:00
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso1733
Størrelse:2133 x 1600 px

Om objektet

Type:Unspecified
Kategori:Illustrations

Bildeformater

Stor JPEG
725,9 KB
Medium JPEG
211,6 KB

Zoombart


Skrivebordsbakgrunner

1024x768
220,3 KB
1280x1024
354,4 KB
1600x1200
464,2 KB
1920x1200
616,6 KB
2048x1536
692,5 KB

 

Se også