Star destroyed by a black hole? Look what scientists just found

It was just a flash of light! New research has found an ultra-luminous phenomenon that could have been a massive star explosion caused by a black hole.

Scientists have discovered something unusual ultralight far in the depths of space. According to the latest findings of an international scientific team in Astrophysical Journal Letters, researchers have found an ultra-bright phenomenon in the universe that probably comes from the explosion of a star caused by a black hole. In addition, researchers suggest that the transient bright phenomenon evolved much faster than a supernova, which is a powerful and luminous explosion from a star.

This new study also believes there’s a possibility that the ultra-bright phenomenon could also come from a pulsating supernova that collided with its own circumstellar matter or a supernova from a star with an extremely high magnetic field, known as a star. magnetar . This unusual discovery is part of an international project called Musses whose main goal is to investigate the nature of moving phenomena or ultra-luminous blue transients in the Universe.

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“There are several possibilities: that it is a star destroyed by the tidal effect of a massive black hole, or a supernova associated with a neutron star with a very strong magnetic field, or magnetar,” Pilar Ruiz Lapuente of the Institute of Fundamental Physics (IFF) in Spain explained the findings, but the research is specifically aimed at investigating a rapidly evolving transient phenomenon called MUSSES2020J, discovered on December 11, 2020. It is located close to the center of a “normal ” galaxy.

The researchers found that the brightness of the phenomenon increased significantly as they observed it, which was similar to another recent transient discovery known as AT 2018cow. The findings of the study suggest that the phenomenon is an active compact object, which experts believe to be a black hole or a neutron star.

Lapuente went on to explain that this phenomenon could also be a case of pulsating supernovae due to the instability created by PPSIN, which are the massive stellar explosions that collapse and form a new black hole while simultaneously creating a jet-like stream of external layers. throw. “A near-nuclear location of MUSSES2020J could imply a possible link between the energy source of MUSSES2020J and the central part of the host galaxy,” the study said.

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