Scientists find the largest black hole

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Scientists find the largest black hole

Physicists have identified the source of the strongest gravitational waves ever recorded, and it turned out to be a medium-mass black hole, a previously unconfirmed object, according to specialists in Virgo, a European gravitational wave detector based in Italy.

Specialists conducted a beam of unusual gravitational waves on May 21, named GW1905, and the signal lasted only 0.1 seconds, but it attracted the scientists’ attention.

According to Sputnik, studies have shown that the source of the signal was a supermassive binary system: “Two black holes with a mass of 66 suns and 85 suns as a result of the merger formed a black hole with a mass of 142 suns.”

Meanwhile, the astrophysicists’ attention has attracted fusion remnants belonging to the class of so-called medium-mass black holes, and they lie in the mass range from 100 to 1000 solar masses, where a black hole has not been observed before.

It is also noted that the most massive component of the binary system lies in a mass band that conflicts with stellar evolution theory and thus challenges our understanding of the final stages of massive star life.

The scientists explained that the merger happened 7 billion years ago, it is possible that we are talking about a “primitive black hole”, a hypothetical type of black holes that formed in super-dense material at the time of the first expansion of the universe.



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