# A Distant Origin For Magnified LIGO/Virgo Black Holes Implied By Binary Component Masses

12 Feb 2020 Broadhurst T. Diego J. M. Smoot G. F.

The primary and secondary masses of the binary black holes (BBH) reported by LIGO/Virgo are correlated with a narrow dispersion that appears to increase in proportion to mass. The mean binary mass ratio $1.45\pm0.07$ we show is consistent with pairs drawn randomly from the mass distribution of black holes in our Galaxy... (read more)

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