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The two neutron stars that merged here have a relatively low mass: they were estimated at about 1.1 to 1.6 times the mass of the Sun, compared to black holes that have been greater than 20 solar masses.
The missing material—three solar masses' worth of black hole—was converted to energy in the form of gravitational waves.
The authors' modeling suggested that the black hole in CO–0.40–0.22 was probably 100,000 solar masses, which would place it squarely in the intermediate-mass camp.
The two black holes that merged were massive: one hole was 31 times the mass of the sun, and the other was 25 solar masses.
Before LIGO’s first detection of gravitational waves, astronomers thought black holes couldn’t get bigger than about 10 solar masses.
Formed on the heavy side to begin with through the merger of stars, these grow to tens of thousands of solar masses before merging to create supermassive black holes.
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