Great discovery that has taken place in the field of science since then most massive black hole So far known, has 142 times the mass of the sun. It is the result of the merging of two black holes of 85 and 65 solar masses and was discovered by the United States’ LIGO gravitational wave detectors.
This fusion of black holes created the largest ever observed with gravitational waves, Waves of space-time that occur in the universe due to very violent events like the explosion of a supernova or the merging of two holes, which happened.
More than a year to rebuild the phenomenon
The signal from this merger lasted a tenth of a second and was registered on May 21, 2019. After all this study time, experts were finally able to reconstruct the phenomenon. It is calculated that the gravitational wave It took about 7 billion years to reach Earth.
This merger it is also the first direct evidence that there are black holes with medium masses between 100 and 100,000 solar masses. So far there has only been evidence that they existed indirectly.
This discovery was published in professional journals, and for all experts it is a phenomenon that cannot be fully explained.
A new discovery has just been announced: # GW190521, watched by @LIGO and @ego_virgo on May 21, 2019. It’s the most eye-catching # BlackHoles binary merger ever discovered !! More information at https://t.co/iMkbbZmbQC pic.twitter.com/2NS8c6qOW0
– EGO-Jungfrau (@ego_virgo) September 2, 2020