The findings are significant because they included the discovery of phenomena not part of Hawking's original analysis.
The Jerusalem Post spoke to Hebrew University Prof. Prof. Tsvi Piran to better understand black holes.
Physics is the second of this year's crop of Nobels to be awarded, after three scientists won the medicine prize for their discovery of Hepatitis C on Monday.
One of the black holes involved within this merger was thought to be too large to be involved in such an event, and produced a black hole which weighs about 85 times the sun.
TAU chalks up the possibility that a star "got too close to the dining table," causing the disruption - being devoured in the process.
Up until now, the largest mass of a black hole ever recorded was only a mass of 15 to 20 times bigger than the sun
A black hole's mass can be that of a large mountain up to millions times the mass of the sun.
The GRAVITY instrument used to measure these large galactic objects is composed of four telescopes that are set at different locations and able to provide images which are projected virtually.