Skip Nav
Tech Tips
These Tech Hacks Are More Life-Changing Than Marie Kondo's Folding Method
Scarves
This Heated Scarf Is Designed to Keep You Warm For 5 Hours, and I Already Feel Cozy
Tech Tips
Did You Know the iPhone Has a Magnifier Tool? Until Now, Neither Did We
Tech Shopping
30+ Genius Valentine's Day Gifts For the Tech Guy in Your Life
Photography
This Surfboard Photo Could Be the Next "The Dress" Debate: Do You See Bumps or Grooves?

GIF of Two Merging Black Holes

This Black Hole GIF Is Utterly Mesmerizing

This might be just a simulation of two merging black holes, but it's still insane to look at. Uploaded on Reddit, the GIF made it to the front page and has collected more than 1,000 comments so far.

But as a commenter pointed out, it's actually the work of SXS, or Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes. This group of researchers from Caltech and Cornell University simulate extreme space times to better understand physics in the cosmos. They also produced a paper about the project called "What would a binary black hole merger look like?" and an accompanying video.

What, exactly, would happen if two black holes collided? They would probably merge to become one bigger black hole, but it would be extremely violent, producing enormous amounts of energy and sending gigantic ripples through the universe called gravitational waves. Amazing.

From Our Partners
Best Tech Hacks 2019
Houseparty App With Heads Up Feature 2019
How to Use the Magnifier on an iPhone
Surfboard Photo Optical Illusion Debate
What Is the Super Blood Wolf Moon? 2019
How to Select and Drag Multiple Apps on iPhone
Instagram Newsfeed Scroll Update December 2018
How to Find Out How Much Time You Spend on Your Phone
How to Watch the Christmas Comet 2018
I'm Addicted to My Phone
How to See My Instagram Best Nine 2018
How to Quit Social Media
From Our Partners
Latest Technology & Gadgets
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds