Sky Map of LIGO's Black-Hole Mergers
This three-dimensional projection of the Milky Way galaxy onto a transparent globe shows the probable locations of the three confirmed LIGO black-hole merger events—GW150914 (blue), GW151226 (orange), and the most recent detection GW170104 (magenta)—and a fourth possible detection, at lower significance (LVT151012, green). The outer contour for each represents the 90 percent confidence region; the innermost contour signifies the 10 percent confidence region.
- June 1, 2017
- LIGO/Caltech/MIT/Leo Singer (Milky Way image: Axel Mellinger)