Russian orbital telescope revealed a flash of activity of the “black hole”

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — The ART-XC telescope, located at the Spectr-RG Russian orbital observatory, detected an outbreak of activity of a “black hole” that had not manifested itself for more than 20 years, the Roscosmos Corporation press service reported on April 5.

A source of strong x-ray radiation was recorded by a telescope on April 1, 2020 in the central part of the Galaxy.

“It turned out to be a black hole 4U 1755−338, which was discovered by the Uhuru X-ray Observatory, but in 1996 it“ became silent ”and showed no signs of activity for more than 20 years,” the press service said.

“After analyzing the data, astrophysicists at the Space Research Institute suggested that the ART-XC telescope was observing the start of a new flash from this black hole. It is associated with the renewal of accretion onto a black hole of matter from an ordinary star, which together form a binary system,” explained the staff of Roscosmos.

– Background –

In the period from 1957 to 1975, the USSR and the USA competed in space exploration. During this period, the USSR carried out the world’s first launch of a space satellite, the world’s first manned spacewalk, the world’s first soft landing on the moon. The first female astronaut was also from the USSR.

The United States was the first on the moon. This happened on July 20, 1969.

After the collapse of the USSR, Russia began to lose ground in the space industry. In 2016, the Federal Space Program was introduced, which by 2025 is designed to improve the current state of affairs.

At present, China is strengthening its position in the space industry. Between 1990 and 2012, China launched 43 satellites into orbit, and since 2010 it has launched more space launches than the United States, second only to Russia.


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