LIGO Document G1600225-v3

GW150914 size comparisons

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LIGO-G1600225-v3
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Abstract:
A comparison of the size of GW150914 compared to parts of the Earth's surface, based on an Event Horizon equatorial radius of 183 km, and a polar radius of 146km. Source Files are in Adobe Photoshop format.

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Corrected Europe image to include non-spherical black hole.

Background images are from NASA SVS (https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=3404), and show Europe, North America, East Asia and Australia. Background image credit: NASA/GSFC

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