Some will point to this as proof that God is an Elvis fan

Here’s something non-COVID that reminds us that the universe is a big and wonderful place. Astronomers studying the collision of two black holes 2.4 billion light years away have uncovered evidence of Elvis.

The binary system, known as GW190412, featured two black holes of vastly unequal masses circling each other. They spiraled closer and closer to each other until they merged in spectacular fashion.

When this merged occurred, the masses created two different frequencies. Scientists then converted those frequencies into notes we can hear and found a “C” that moved up to a “G” on a piano. The resulting two tones sound remarkably like the first two notes of this Elvis song (The “Wise man say” part).

More detail can be found here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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