Numerical relativity simulation of the GW190521 merger

Spacetime ripples from the most massive binary black hole merger ever observed. The video shows the evolution of the black holes and emitted gravitational waves, as predicted by Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity. The arrows indicate how fast these black holes are spinning.

Credit: Deborah Ferguson, Karan Jani, Deirdre Shoemaker, Pablo Laguna, Georgia Tech, MAYA Collaboration