Transcript for scene 12 of the video " Black Holes, Part 6, Gravity Waves" by Rolf Witzsche  

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What about the theory of the collision itself

And what about the theory of the collision itself? Is it really possible for two objects, each 30 times the mass of the Sun, spaced 350 km apart in an orbit, to spiral towards each other and then merge, all in the timeframe of half a second?

The assumption that this happens violates all known principles of gravity-held orbital dynamics.

 

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