(ORDO NEWS) — The giant black hole decided to circumvent all the laws of physics by engulfing an unidentified object. Scientists are trying to understand exactly how the process took place, which was previously considered impossible.
Black holes are regions of space-time formed by the explosion of massive stars at the end of their life cycle. The holes formed can continue to grow, engulfing stars and various objects, as well as merging with other black holes.
Black holes are invisible objects, so to detect them, scientists carefully study each system, noticing the slightest impact of holes on nearby objects. It was found that the radio source Sagittarius A *, located in the Milky Way, has a supermassive black hole, the size of which is 4.3 million solar masses.
800 million light years away, a black hole engulfed the object, releasing a huge amount of energy that could change the fabric of space-time. Gravitational waves passed through outer space and reached Earth on August 14, 2019.
American scientists from the University of Arizona and Northwestern University found that for a long time (over millions of years) several objects revolved around each other, gradually approaching. One of the objects is a black hole, while the other remains a mystery.
Most likely, it was a neutron star of incredible size. If the object is indeed a star and has a huge mass of 2.1-2.6 times the mass of the Sun, then the case changes the paradigm. Usually stars are 1.4 times the mass of the Sun. It is also suspected that the second object was another black hole. It is still impossible to find out.
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