Black hole kicks are cool: powerful (up to thousands of km/s!) recoils that black holes receive following a merger. Here we show these events might leave an imprint on the emitted gravitational waves, which is potentially detectable by future interferometers.
Davide Gerosa, Christopher J. Moore.
Physical Review Letters 117 (2016) 011101.
Selected as PRL Editors’ Suggestion.
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