Universe’s Largest Known Explosion Came from A Black Hole Written 28 February 2020


Evidence for the biggest explosion seen in the Universe as produced by a combination of X-ray data from Chandra and XMM-Newton, and the Murchison Widefield Array and Giant Metrewave Telescope, as shown in this NASA image. | NASA

The AP reports that astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory “have discovered the biggest explosion seen in the universe, originating from a super-massive black hole.” Scientists “reported Thursday that the blast came from a black hole in a cluster of galaxies 390 million light-years away.” The blast “was so large it carved out a crater in the hot gas that could hold 15 Milky Ways, said lead author Simona Giacintucci of the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington.” The explosion “is believed to be over by now.”
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