Can a Black Hole Shadow a Gravitational Wave?
Most recent answer: 02/11/2016
- Richard (age 47)
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Good question. Gravity waves, like electromagnet waves, will be affected by extremely strong gravitational fields like those produced by black holes. As a practical matter such an effect will be very hard to observe. You need a very strong continuous source of light, such as a star, in order to see black hole lensing of light. Detectable gravitational waves are very rare indeed and there are not enough of them around to make a statistical meaningful measurement.
(published on 02/11/2016)