Astronomers have discovered a rapidly growing black hole that eats one planet every second

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(ORDO NEWS) — Astronomers have discovered the fastest growing black hole. It is so large that the orbits of the planets in the solar system would fit inside its event horizon.

Astronomers have discovered the fastest growing black hole for the first time, nine billion years away. This black hole is growing so fast that every second it “eats” one planet the size of the Earth.

Astronomers from the Australian National University (ANU) said the villainous object shines 7,000 times brighter than all light from our galaxy, making it visible to astronomers with a simple telescope.

Their results have been published in arXiv and presented in the Astronomical Society of Australia Publications. The object was discovered during the search for symbiotic double stars.

“Astronomers have been hunting for such objects for more than 50 years.

They found thousands of fainter holes, but this surprisingly bright one slipped through unnoticed,” said lead researcher Christopher Onken.

He added that now they want to know what’s going on there.

The researchers suggest that one of the reasons for its huge size may be that two large galaxies collided with each other, and a huge mass of matter headed into the black hole.

The black hole discovered by Australian researchers has a brightness value of 14.5. This means that anyone with a decent telescope can see it.

PhD researcher Samuel Lai, co-author of the study, said: “This is 500 times larger than a black hole in our galaxy.

The orbits of the planets in the solar system would all fit inside its event horizon – the boundary of a black hole from which nothing can escape.”

Australian researchers are confident their record will not be beaten, saying “we basically ran out of skies where objects like this could be hiding.”


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