Researchers spot black hole huge it’should exist’ within our galaxy.
Researchers said. LB-1 is 15,000 light years from Earth and contains a mass 70 times greater than the Sun, according to the journal Nature.
Scientists generally believe that there are two varieties of black holes. Once the middle of a major star falls in on itself the more ordinary black holes up to 20 times more massive than the Sun — form.
Supermassive black holes are a million times larger than the Sun and their roots are uncertain.
“Today theorists might have to take up the challenge of describing its creation,” he said in a statement. Astronomers are still only starting to grasp”the prosperity of black holes and the mechanisms by which they form,” David Reitze, a physicist at the California Institute of Technology that was not involved with the discovery, told AFP.
Stellar black holes are formed in the aftermath of supernova explosions, when exceptionally huge stars burn out in the end of their lives, a phenomenon that occurs. “LB-1’s big mass drops into a range”known as the’pair uncertainty gap’ where supernovae shouldn’t have generated it,” Reitze said.
“Meaning this is a new kind a black hole, formed by another physical mechanism” An international group of scientists utilizing the complex LAMOST telescope of China detected lB-1. Additional images from two of the world’s largest optical telescopes — Spain’s Gran Telescopio Canarias along with the Keck I telescope at the United States — confirmed the magnitude of LB-1, which the National Astronomical Observatory of China said was”nothing short of fantastic”.