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I Some suspected Black hole mergers

  1. Nov 28, 2017 #1
    As I read in May, approximately 8 candidates existed as candidates for black hole mergers. http://www.ligo.org/news.php This is no more written in this link.

    Are these other candidates already excluded? Are there any papers intended about these candidates?
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  3. Nov 29, 2017 #2


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    One of them has been confirmed by now. Based on the false positive rate they have it is likely that the rest couldn't be confirmed. LIGO/VIRGO plan to publish statistical analyses of weaker signals in the future, but that will take more time than individual highly significant events.

    We have 5 binary black hole mergers, one binary neutron star merger and likely a 6th binary black hole merger. Here is a list.
  4. Nov 29, 2017 #3


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