“Switched On” –A New Class of Black Hole 50 Times Brighter

Supermassive Black Hole

 

A Tel Aviv University-led research team identified  three cosmic events that form a new and tantalizing class of black hole re-activation.

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“The Galaxy With One Star” –A Black Hole So Big, So Blindingly Bright That It Blocks the Light of All Stars

 

 

“If this monster was at the center of the Milky Way it would likely make life on Earth impossible with the huge amounts of x-rays emanating from it,” said Christian Wolf, with the Australian National University Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics who made the momentous detection.”It would appear 10 times brighter than a full moon, an incredibly bright pin-point star that would almost wash out all of the stars in the sky. It’s probably 10,000 times brighter than the galaxy it lives in.” So bright, that it is blinding our view and we can’t see the galaxy itself.

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