On May 21, 2019 at 03:02:29 UTC Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo observed a short duration gravitational-wave signal, GW190521, with a three-detector network signal-to-noise ratio of 14.7, and an estimated false-alarm rate of 1 in 4900 yr using a search sensitive to generic transients. If GW190521 is from a quasicircular binary inspiral, then the detected signal is consistent with the merger of two black holes with masses of 85þ21−14 M⊙ and 66 þ17−18 M⊙ (90% credible intervals). We infer that the primary black hole mass lies within the gap produced by (pulsational) pair-instability supernova processes, with only a 0.32% probability of being below 65 M⊙. We calculate the mass of the remnant to be 142 þ28−16 M⊙, which can be considered an intermediate mass black hole (IMBH). The luminosity distance of the source is 5.3þ2.4−2.6 Gpc, corresponding to a redshift of 0.82þ0.28−0.34 . The inferred rate of mergers similar to GW190521 is 0.13þ0.30−0.11 Gpc−3 yr−1.

GW190521: A Binary Black Hole Merger with a Total Mass of 150  M⊙

Acernese F.;Barone F.;Bobba F.;Carapella G.;Chiadini F.;Di Giorgio C.;Durante O.;Fittipaldi R.;Romano R.;
2020-01-01

Abstract

On May 21, 2019 at 03:02:29 UTC Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo observed a short duration gravitational-wave signal, GW190521, with a three-detector network signal-to-noise ratio of 14.7, and an estimated false-alarm rate of 1 in 4900 yr using a search sensitive to generic transients. If GW190521 is from a quasicircular binary inspiral, then the detected signal is consistent with the merger of two black holes with masses of 85þ21−14 M⊙ and 66 þ17−18 M⊙ (90% credible intervals). We infer that the primary black hole mass lies within the gap produced by (pulsational) pair-instability supernova processes, with only a 0.32% probability of being below 65 M⊙. We calculate the mass of the remnant to be 142 þ28−16 M⊙, which can be considered an intermediate mass black hole (IMBH). The luminosity distance of the source is 5.3þ2.4−2.6 Gpc, corresponding to a redshift of 0.82þ0.28−0.34 . The inferred rate of mergers similar to GW190521 is 0.13þ0.30−0.11 Gpc−3 yr−1.
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