Gravitational Wave Event Likely Signaled Creation of a Black Hole

Client: NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory
Date: 2018
Caption: A new study using Chandra data of GW170817 indicates that the event that produced gravitational waves likely created the lowest mass black hole known. Artist’s illustration shows the black hole that resulted from the merger, along with a disk of infalling matter and a jet of high-energy particles.
Credit: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss