'Black Holes' Discovered Near The Earth; Black Holes Identified As "Supermassive"

By Carrie Winters - 10 Jan '17 11:40AM
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  • (Photo : NASA/Newsmakers) Two supermassive “black holes” are found in galaxies near the Earth. These had been discovered with the use of NASA’s space-based telescope the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array.

Two supermassive "black holes" are found in galaxies near the Earth. These had been discovered with the use of NASA's space-based telescope the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array.

According to a report, Ady Annur and colleagues from Durham University of the United Kingdom discovered these "black holes." While the team has been looking on a galaxy called the IC 3639, they were able to discover these other bodies which they have identified as supermassive black holes.

These two "black holes" recently discovered are closer to Earth than the black holes discovered through the Chandra X-Ray Observatory. It is indicted in the same report that these newly discovered black holes are 38 million light years away from the Earth.

These "black holes" are in a patch of sky that is two thirds the size of the full moon on the Southern constellation of Fornax. These had been the nearest ones being discovered recently. The researchers also found out that the seeds for these "black holes" are extremely massive. These may come 10,000 to 100,000 times the sun's mass. These researches may help out in discovering the origins of black holes and also the sun.

Meanwhile, the "black holes" that have been discovered are said to be close to the Milky Way and have been hidden up until this time. These are central engines and are made up of extremely bright objects. The astronomers call these the 'active galactic nuclei' and include the quasars and blazars. Each of these galactic nuclei may look different when examined under a telescope. The differences depend on how these are being oriented. The materials that surround these will also give out different effects.

The active galactic nuclei are bright because of the radiation that is emitted by these black holes once it gets so hot. There are still more researches going to be done to get to know more about these bodies in the constellation.

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