Scientists Discover ‘Supper-Massive’ Black Hole Facing Earth

Seema Rai
Seema Rai

The galaxy is thought to be 657 million light-years away and was first categorized as a radio galaxy. Scientists rapidly realized, however, that it had spun to point its core towards Earth. They revealed that a ‘supermassive’ black hole has shifted its orientation and is now facing Earth.

Scientists have disclosed that the PBC J2333.9-2343 galaxy has been reclassified as a result of the finding of a supermassive black hole that is currently facing our solar system. The Royal Astronomical Society released the results on Tuesday on March 21st, with spokesperson Dr. Lorena Hernández-Garca saying, “We began to examine this galaxy since it revealed strange qualities.”

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Earlier this year, astronomers were monitoring data from the Zwicky Transient Facility, an all-sky survey situated at the Palomar Observatory in California, when they discovered an unusual flash in a region of the sky where no such light had been seen the night before. A crude computation revealed that the flare emitted more light than 1,000 trillion suns.

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Scientists are still unsure what caused the change in direction. Though it is probable that galaxy PBC J2333.9-2343 collided with another galaxy, causing the 90-degree shift. It is currently unknown how this shift will affect our galaxy. Since then, Royal Astronomical Society experts have added that the galaxy is more than 4 million light-years across, making the black hole 40 times the scale of the Milky Way.

In addition to the tilt-shifted black hole, the Planet confronts other risks. Three near-Earth asteroids (NEA) were also discovered recently. In the inner solar system, it could represent a major threat to our planet and solar system. He stated this in a NOIR Lab press statement on Monday (20 March).

Only recently scientists became aware of the existence of a new black hole. The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope detected it. The instrument observed it influencing the velocity of a nearby star.

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