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No Evidence that the Majority of Black Holes in Binaries Have Zero Spin

  • Authors: Thomas A. Callister, Simona J. Miller, Katerina Chatziioannou, Will M. Farr

Thomas A. Callister et al 2022 The Astrophysical Journal Letters 937 .

  • Provider: AAS Journals

Caption: Figure 11.

Spin magnitude posterior samples demonstrating the three classes of events discussed in Figure 10 above. The left-hand panel illustrates a confidently spinning binary, which is clearly identified as a member of the spinning “bulk” population and whose low effective sample count in the spike is therefore unimportant. The middle panel illustrates a “likely” spinning event, defined by having less than a fraction 1/200 of its posterior samples in the region χ 1, χ 2 < 0.1. The right panel, finally, shows an event belonging to neither category; these remaining events are used to generate the green points in Figure 10 above.

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