The subject regarding black holes has been fascinating to astronomers and us as well since forever.
In a recent article, we were discussing an article in Forbes, which describes a sci-fi world that can blow anyone’s mind.
The website mentions that even though this seems like a scenery from a sci-fi movie, there’s brand new research that found out that such a black-hole world could actually exist.
Astronomers are baffled by the latest discovery
Astronomers just found a black hole that reportedly should not even exist, and it’s right here in our galaxy, Milky Way!
CBS News writes that a massive black hole has been just discovered on the other side of the galaxy. It’s reportedly so huge that experts are saying that this should not even be possible.
In a study that’s been published Wednesday in the journal Nature, it’s been revealed that the Chinese astronomers detailed their discovery of a black hole, which they called LB-1, in the Milky Way.
The website mentioned above noted that this giant monster has a mass of about 70 times that of the sun. It’s worth noting that before this, experts used to believe that black holes could only be about 20 times the mass of the sun.
The team was able to find stars moving across the sky, which seemed to orbit an invisible object.
More observations that followers using telescopes in Spain and the U.S. led to the mind-blowing discovery of a star that’s about eight times larger than the sun, which was orbiting the black hole every 79 days.
This star was reportedly orbiting the black hole – it’s located about 15,000 light-years from Earth.
CBS cites a press release, and reveals that “such a search is like looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack: only one star in a thousand may be circling a black hole.”
Check out the complete press release in order to learn more details about this mind-blowing discovery.