Monster black hole spotted ‘giving birth’ to stars

Monster black hole spotted ‘giving birth’ to stars

Monster black hole spotted ‘giving birth’ to stars

Written by Staff Writer

21 Jan, 2022 | 11:38 am

(News 1st); The Blackhole has been seen giving birth to stars, researchers in NASA reported to the nature journal.

The Hubble telescope just spotted a 500-light-year-long ‘umbilical cord’ for baby stars.

The black hole has been “triggering the birth” of new stars in a nearby dwarf galaxy, proposing that the mysterious cosmic phenomena are more than just “villainous” harmful objects that violently consume everything around them.

According to the natural journal, NASA researchers spotted the black hole at the heart of a galaxy known as Henize 2-10, located some 30 million light-years away in the Pyxis constellation.

The black hole is adding to the “firestorm of new star formation” in Henize 2-10.

Given the smaller size of Henize 2-10 – which contains only a tenth of the number of stars in the Milky Way, the black hole is not as massive as those found in larger galaxies. Its mass has been estimated to be around one million times that of the Sun.

Moreover, in larger galaxies, any material that falls towards the black hole is quickly destroyed by the powerful magnetic fields that surround it.

The discovery, made using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, is the first time a black hole in a dwarf galaxy (a galaxy with 1 billion or fewer stars) has been seen birthing stars. The remarkable finding was described in a study published Jan. 19 in the journal Nature.

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