Biggest Explosion Seen in Universe Discovered by Astronomers
Using the Nasa’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the astronomers have discovered the biggest explosion seen in the universe. The explosion which originated from a supermassive black hole, is five times bigger than the previously recorded one. According to the scientists, the blast came from a black hole in a cluster of galaxies 390 million light-years away.
The crater carved out in the gas by the explosion was so large that could hold 15 Milky WaysSimona Giacintucci of the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington
These findings have been published on 27 Feb, 2020 in the Astrophysical Journal. The researchers believe that the explosion came from the heart of the Ophiuchus cluster of thousands of galaxies. It is pertinent to know that black holes do not just draw matter in but they also blast out jets of material and energy.
The blast is believed to be over and there are no signs of jets currently blasting out from this massive black hole.