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NASA, NSF, and Caltech team up to discover the earliest formation of a Black Hole ever observed

This stunning, and quite frankly trippy, object is W49B, a supernova remnant 26,000 light years away from Earth. The formation is a mere thousand years old, which in relative terms is like the snap of a finger. It may just be the birth place of a newborn black hole, the youngest ever detected in the galaxy.

Scientists created the image using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue and green), radio data from the National Science Foundation’s Very Large Array (pink), and infrared data from Caltech’s Palomar Observatory (yellow).

The supernova is highly distorted, with material “near the poles of the doomed rotating star was ejected at a much higher speed than material emanating from its equator.” Usually, supernova explosions are symmetrical, which left scientists a bit puzzled. All evidence of this strange behavior suggests that unlike most supernova remnants which become neutron starts, this is beginning to form a black hole.


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