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More Evidence for Coming Black Hole Collision

An illustration of two black holes orbiting each other. The black hole in the center of the image is starved of gas by the black hole at the left, making the gas cloud of the black hole on the left brighter. Credit Illustration by Zoltan Haiman, adapted from Farris et al. 2014

The apocalypse is still on, apparently — at least in a galaxy about 3.5 billion light-years from here. Last winter, a team of Caltech astronomers reported that two supermassive black holes appeared to be spiraling together toward a cataclysmic collision that could bring down the curtains in that galaxy. The …

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