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black hole binary

(BHB, BBH, binary black hole)
(two black holes co-orbiting)

A black hole binary (or BHB or binary black hole or BBH) is two black holes co-orbiting. They could be the remnants of binary stars, or could be two supermassive black holes from a galaxy merger (a binary SMBH). A source of detectable gravitational waves is a binary black hole whose orbit has decayed to the point that the two merge (a black hole merger).

(astrophysics,gravity,binary star type)

Referenced by:
black hole merger
binary SMBH (BSMBH)
supermassive black hole (SMBH)