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.
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.