An international group headed by Professor LIU Jifeng of the National Astronomical Observatory of China of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) noticed a stellar black hole with a mass 70 occasions better than the sun. The monster black hole is situated 15,000 light-years from Earth and has been named LB-1 by the researchers.
The Milky Way galaxy is estimated to comprise 100 million stellar black holes—cosmic our bodies formed by the collapse of large stars and so dense even light cannot escape. Till now, scientists had estimated the mass of a person stellar black hole in our galaxy at not more than 20 occasions that of the solar. However, the discovery of an enormous black hole by a Chinese-led group of worldwide scientists has toppled that assumption.
The staff, headed by Prof. LIU Jifeng of the Nationwide Astronomical Observatory of China of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC), noticed a stellar black hole with a mass 70 occasions larger than the solar. The monster black hole is positioned 15 thousand light-years from Earth and has been named LB-1 by the researchers.
The overwhelming majority of stellar black holes in our galaxy usually are not engaged in a cosmic banquet, although, and thus do not emit revealing X-rays. As a result, only about two dozen galactic stellar black holes have been properly recognized and measured.
The invention of LB-1 suits properly with one other breakthrough in astrophysics. Just lately, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and Virgo gravitational wave detectors have begun to catch ripples in space-time brought on by collisions of black holes in distant galaxies. Intriguingly, the black holes concerned in such collisions are additionally a lot greater than what was previously considered typical.