<img src="https://trc.taboola.com/1321591/log/3/unip?en=page_view" width="0" height="0" style="display:none">
Fact Check Library

Fact Check with Logically.

Download the Free App Today




Researchers have observed Black holes of different sizes colliding with each other for the first time.

The revelation made by astronomers on the arXiv confirms that black holes of different sizes had collided for the first time.

The LIGO-Virgo collaboration's findings published on 17 April 2020 says it detected for the first time a collision between two black holes of substantially different masses. It was identified as GW190412 on 12 April 2019. The findings by Gravitational-wave astronomers mentioned that a 30 solar mass black hole merged with an 8 solar mass black hole companion. Astrophysicist Maya Fishbach said that similar mergers took place between black holes with roughly equal masses, but the new one dramatically upsets that pattern and that it was something they have never seen before.

Have a question or correction on one of our fact-checks?

If you think a claim has been misjudged or requires correction, please send us evidence to support your error claim. We will revisit our evidence and verdict and conduct additional research to verify new information.

Fact Check of the Day


The BBC censored the crowd booing Boris Johnson at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.