Astronomers recorded how an elusive black hole swallows a star

(ORDO NEWS) — Experts measured the X-ray radiation at the moment when the black hole was just absorbing the star. Due to this, they were able to establish that this object is in fact an elusive black hole.

It has an average mass and acts as an intermediate link between supermassive and light objects. Such a discovery will help scientists determine exactly how supermassive black holes get so large.

Reported by Sciencealert.

Experts suggested that objects with an average mass can occur in the Universe quite often, but for some unknown reason, they evade, so fixing them is problematic.

Ann Zabludoff from Arizona State University, which is located in the United States, said that they studied the detected flash of light in detail. Due to this, experts have a better understanding of the nature of elusive black holes, which can be present in huge numbers directly in our galaxy.

To date, the boundaries between medium and supermassive objects have not been clearly established. At the same time, it was possible to find out that elusive black holes make themselves felt after a star approaches them at a rather small distance. The black hole begins to attract the object with incredible force, and as a result it is torn into several parts. This results in a very bright flash of light.


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