NASA may have discovered youngest black hole in our galaxy

NASA may have discovered youngest black hole in our galaxy

Scientists using NASA’s Chandra X-ray space telescope have discovered the remnants of a supernova 26,000 light years away that may contain a black hole that is only 1,000 years old, making it the youngest in the Milky Way galaxy. “It’s a bit circumstantial, but we have intriguing evidence the W49B supernova also created a black hole,” MIT astrophysicist Daniel Castro said in a NASA news release Wednesday. That evidence for a black hole is that W49B doesn’t contain a neutron star , a tiny ultra-dense ball typically observed at the center of what’s left over after a star has gone supernova. If a supernova remnant doesn’t have a neutron star , it likely has a black hole at its core instead. “I feel confident that there’s no neutron star..

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