Scientists have discovered an anomalous black hole

Techno 7 December, 2017

2017-12-07 21:38

Scientists have discovered an anomalous black hole
A black hole with the mass of the Sun exceeds 800 million times.

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A team of astronomers from mit reported that they have discovered the most remote from Earth, a supermassive black hole, reports Rus.Media. The hole is in the center of the bright quasar, the light from which reached Earth only after 13 billion years.

A black hole with the mass of the Sun exceeds 800 million times. She was very interested in scientists, as it refers to the early period after origination of the Universe.

“This is the only object that we can observe from that era. In this black hole of extremely high mass, and given that the universe is quite young, it simply should not exist. This mass black hole could not be achieved in such a short period of time. And it greatly confused us,” says MIT Professor of physics Robert Simcoe.

Astrophysicists suggest that the holes were formed at the very moment when the universe expanded a fundamental shift – moving from an opaque environment, which was dominated by neutral hydrogen, the one in which began to appear the first stars.

Anomalous black hole was accidentally discovered by astronomer Eduardo Banados who stumbled on it during a survey maps distant universe.

In particular, Eduardo investigated quasars are among the brightest astronomical objects that represent supermassive black holes surrounded by bright accretionary discs, which consist of matter. For their study, the researchers used a tool called FIRE (Folded-port InfraRed Echellette) is a spectrometer that classifies objects based on their infrared spectrum. The instrument was developed with the participation of the Professor Robert Simcoe, and today he operates a 6.5-meter Giant Magellan telescope, located in Chile.

Note that the aforementioned study was published in the journal Nature.