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Scientists Discover The Fastest-growing Black Hole

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Astronomers believe they have detected the extremely fast-growing black hole ever seen in space. According to reports, the emerging black hole is consuming the amount of one Earth every second. Scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) found evidence, which they characterize as a “quite huge, unpredicted needle in a haystack.”

The black hole, according to scientists, is an astronomical entity that glows 7,000 times brighter than all the illumination from our galaxy, easily visible to astronomers all across the world.

The visual colors of the black hole were discovered during research for symbiotic binary star systems by the SkyMapper Southern Survey (SMSS), and the discoveries have subsequently been featured in the arXiv database as presented to Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia.

Scientists have been looking for particles like these for more than 50 years, according to Dr. Christopher Onken, the leading scientist at ANU. Hundreds of fainter ones had been discovered, but this dazzlingly luminous one had slipped by unnoticed.

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The huge black hole is thought to be the consequence of two large galaxies merging. Black holes arise when stars with strong gravity fields die, causing the total volume of the star to be squeezed into a very tiny space, capturing everything, along with the dead star’s luminosity.

This is what renders black holes opaque, exposing only the fading light of the cosmic region around them to identify them.

According to ANU Ph.D. scientist Samuel Lai, the new black hole discovered by the ANU has an optical magnitude of 14.5, creating it 500 times larger than the black hole in our galaxy. The black hole seems to be so massive that the trajectories of all of the planets in the solar system can fit within its boundary, which is the barrier along which nothing else can avoid, as reported by The Indian Express.

 

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