“Out of Nowhere” –Black Hole or Neutron Star Powering a Mysterious New Phenomena

  “I’ve never seen anything like this before in the local universe,” said Stephen Smartt, an astrophysicist at Queen’s University Belfast and a lead scientist for the Hawaii-based ATLAS survey, which first observed the object that has rocked astronomy since its discovery in June. “It popped up out of nowhere,” says Smartt. The June 16 … Continue reading “Out of Nowhere” –Black Hole or Neutron Star Powering a Mysterious New Phenomena