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Larry Smarr on-camera: text

In nature, if two black holes , say, were in orbit, they would rotate around each other and then smash into each other, merge, send off gravity waves. It would be very messy. To do that at the level of accuracy that one would really believe the answer, one would have t o have a thousand times faster computer, the so called teraflop machine, the one capable of a trillion floating point operations per second.

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