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A new supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy ‘burps’ twice, says new study

13 Jan 2018, 07:20 UTC
A new supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy ‘burps’ twice, says new study
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In a new study, scientists have discovered a new type of gigantic black hole that releases not one but two massive ‘burps’. These burps released by the giant black hole consist of highly charged particles. The scientists got the information about the double burping massive black hole by analyzing data collected by the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-ray Observatory. Recently, at the American Astronomical Society’s winter meeting in National Harbor, Md., outside Washington, D.C, the scientists released the images of the distant black hole.
As per the study, the humongous black hole letting out double burp is situated at the center of a galaxy which is almost 800-million light-years away from Earth. This is for the first time that scientists got hold of a massive black hole that burps twice. Burping in black hole occurs when some high energy particles are released after black hole consumes hot cosmic gas. Julie Comerford, an astronomer at the University of Colorado Boulder, informed that although Black holes are voracious eaters, it also turns out that they do not have very good table manners.
“We know a lot of examples of black holes with single burps emanating out, but we discovered a ...

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