Trending

Stories

Scientists Discover Black Hole Devouring 3 Meals Per Day

Tidio Live Chat Software - Add Tidio live chat software to your website in minutes. Contact visitors and turn them into happy customers. Enhance their experience and boost your sales. Get it for Free

WP Rocket - WordPress Caching Plugin

Must Read

NASA has found a black hole at the center of a galaxy called GSN 069 with the help of NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton. The black hole is located 250 million light-years from Earth and is about 400,000 times the mass of the sun. The data obtained from both observatories shows the black hole consuming a large amount of material on a regular basis.

The paper was published in the September 11, 2019 issue of the ‘Nature’ journal. This is a huge discovery for the space scientists as this phenomenon of consuming about four Moon’s worth of material about three times a day had never been seen in a supermassive black hole before. The scientists had to come up with a new term for this phenomenon, and Giovanni Miniutti from ESA’s Center for Astrobiology in Spain said that they have decided to call it “X-ray Quasi-Periodic Eruptions.

Also Read

The international research team also used data from NASA’s Swift X-ray observatory, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, NRAO’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array in New Mexico, USA, CSIRO’s Australia Telescope Compact Array in Australia, and SARAO’s MeerKAT radio telescope in South Africa.

ESA’s XMM-Newton first observed this phenomenon back in 2018. The observations done by Chandra found three outbursts on February 14 in addition to the two outbursts found by XMM-Newton on December 24, 2018, and five more outbursts on January 16 and 17, 2019.

Elegant Themes - The most popular WordPress theme in the world and the ultimate WordPress Page Builder. Get a 30-day money-back guarantee. Get it for Free

Over the course of 54 days’ worth of observation, the scientists have discovered that during the outbursts the X-ray emission becomes 20 times brighter than the quiet times, and the temperature of the gas falling into the black hole also rises. The observation may further shine a light on the origin of the hot gas.

We think the origin of the X-ray emission is a star that the black hole has partially or completely torn apart and is slowly consuming bit by bit. But as for the repeating bursts, this is a completely different story whose origin needs to be studied with further data and new theoretical models. – Margherita Giustini from the ESA’s Center for Astrobiology

The authors have come up with two possible explanations for these unprecedented repetitive X-ray bursts. One is that the amount of energy in the disk builds up until it becomes unstable and matter rapidly falls into the black hole producing the bursts. Another is that there is an interaction between the disk and a secondary body orbiting the black hole.

The data obtained from Chandra and XMM-Newton show that there has been a decrease in the size and duration of the meals and the gap between the meals has increased.

iThemes WordPress Hosting

Stay updated

Subscribe to our newsletter and never miss an update on the latest tech, gaming, startup, how to guide, deals and more.

Latest

Stories

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Latest

Grow Your Business

Place your brand in front of tech-savvy audience. Partner with us to build brand awareness, increase website traffic, generate qualified leads, and grow your business.

- Advertisement -

Grow Your Business

Get these business solutions, tools and services to help your business grow.
Elementor

Elementor -Join 5,000,000+ Professionals Who Build Better Sites With Elementor. Build your website with 100% visual design that loads faster and speeds up the process of building them.

WP Rocket

WP Rocket - Speed up your website with the most powerful caching plugin in the world. The website speed increase means better SEO ranking, user experience, and conversation. It’s a fact that Google loves a fast site.

Kinsta

Kinsta - If you are looking for WordPress managed hosting, Kinsta is in the leading front. Kinsta provides WordPress hosting for a small or large business that helps take care of all your needs regarding your website with cutting-edge technology.

OptinMonster

OptinMonster - Instantly boost leads and grow revenue with the #1 most powerful conversion optimization toolkit in the world. 700,000+ websites are using OptinMonster to turn their traffic into leads, subscribers, and sales.

Related

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
India to Produce Upcoming iPhones: Trade Minister Japanese Professor Developed A Power Semiconductor made of Diamond Google Releases New Product for India’s Merchants Indian EV Startup Unveil Two AutoBalancing Electric Scooters OPPO Find X6 Pro Images Render via Weibo Sony Develops New Tech to Reduce Noise of Image Sensors Tesla’s S & Y Models Earn Best-in-Class Cars of 2022 India Approved $320m to Promote Homegrown Payments Network Twitter Roll Out TikTok-like ‘For You’ Timeline on iOS Nothing Phone Enters US with Beta Membership Program
Finally! Apple’s VR Headset Coming this Spring Harvard Scientists Develop New Cell Therapy to Kill, and Prevent Brain Cancer HTC Vive XR Elite VR/AR Headset Now Selling for $1099 Realme 10 Launched in India with Helio G99 Gaming Chipset Twitter Data Breach Revealing User’s Private Information Instagram New Feature to Create Albums With Friend Redmi Note12 Pro Plus Launched in India POCO C50 Launched in India