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During the past year, the detectors of gravitational waves LIGO and VIRGO managed to collect data of 35 mergers of black holes and neutron stars . Since then, an excellent result, but… how many mergers more occurred without the scientists could detect them?
According to a team of researchers led by Rory Smith , Center of Excellence ARC to the Discovery of Waves Gravitacionalesde the australian university of Monash, it is very likely that a figure of around two million events (a few black holes every 200 seconds and a pair of neutron stars every 15 seconds), and mergers all of which scientists failed to pick up their instruments. In other words, until now, only we would have managed to detect a small