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Sound of GW150914

  1. Feb 12, 2016 #1
    From what I can read of GW150914, it could be detected for a grand total of 200 ms, with frequency increasing from 35 Hz to 250 Hz.

    If it had been nearer, or the detector more sensitive, is it possible to predict what the duration of the emission would have been at frequencies over 16 Hz?

    Suppose GW150914 were rendered into sound - with correct distribution of intensity across its frequency range (and time, though this may be too short for reaction time). What does it sound like? Is there any place it - not a formerly predicted gravity wave signal of random parametres, but specifically GW150914 - could be listened to?
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  3. Feb 12, 2016 #2

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    It sounds like a "thud".
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