A simulation of an NSBH binary merger consistent with GW200105

Image form a MAYA collaboration numerical relativity simulation of a neutron star-black hole (NSBH) binary merger consistent with GW200105. This shows the gravitational wave emission from a neutron star-black home system similar to GW200105. The black hole is roughly 4.7 times the mass of the star and neither object is spinning. Due to the significant difference in mass, the star barely suffers any disruption until the end and is engulfed by the black hole almost entirely. Credit: Deborah Ferguson (UT Austin), Bhavesh Khamesra (Georgia Tech), and Karan Jani (Vanderbilt University).