LIGO Document G1600225-v3

GW150914 size comparisons

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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 (, and show Europe, North America, East Asia and Australia. Background image credit: NASA/GSFC

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