Three major astronomical discoveries go unnoticed due to covid-19

(ORDO NEWS) — The coronavirus infection covid-19 began to spread worldwide since the end of December 2019. A huge stream of information about the coronavirus pandemic overshadowed the important astronomical discoveries that have been made in recent months.

Specialized scientific journals covered recent discoveries, but the media, intended to publicly transmit various information to the general public, did not pay enough attention to news that was not related to the spread of coronavirus infection.

One of the most important scientific discoveries in the space industry was the discovery of a black hole near the Earth, which can be seen with the naked eye. Information on this discovery was published in the scientific journal Astronomy & Astrophysics in May 2020.

It should be noted the difference between the era before coronavirus infection of covid-19 and after. For example, in April 2019, the news that scientists managed to get the first image of a black hole in the center of the M87 galaxy attracted the attention of the whole world. Moreover, this has become the most talked about news in the media. And today, the news of the discovery of a black hole near the Earth, which can be seen with the naked eye, has not received due attention.

Astronomers have discovered a black hole in the constellation of the Telescope at a distance of about a thousand light-years from Earth.

How did you manage to do this? First, scientists drew attention to the fact that surrounding bodies, cosmic dust and asteroids began to be sucked into a black hole through a rotating funnel, and at the same time experienced very strong friction against each other, which led to the emission of X-rays, which was clearly visible in x-ray telescope.

Secondly, astronomers have determined that the recently discovered black hole is part of a triple stellar system. One of the stars rotates around a black hole every 40 days, and the other rotates around the system at a greater distance.

It is also noted that a black hole can be seen with the naked eye from the southern hemisphere.

Among other important scientific discoveries that have not been given enough attention in the media are the most powerful explosion in space, five times more powerful than those that were previously observed. Astronomers have called it “the most powerful cosmic explosion in the universe since the Big Bang.”

In February 2020, the scientific journal Astronomy & Astrophysics published an article on a space explosion. Researchers said the most powerful outburst of energy occurred due to the explosion of a supermassive black hole in the center of the galaxy, located at a distance of 390 million light years from Earth.

By the way, recently French astronomers for the first time in history received an image of the birth of a new planet. They published the news of their discovery in the scientific journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.

Astronomers have discovered a spiral formation using the VLT telescope in the constellation Voznichy near the star AB Voznichy, which is located 520 light-years from Earth. According to the researchers, the images obtained may be direct evidence of the birth of a new planet.


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