The Hubble Space Telescope accidentally captured an image of a black hole that is capable of consuming 20 million suns and is currently roaming freely in space.
A monster black hole is running loose in the vastness of space, the invisible object is moving so fast that it can travel from Earth to Moon in just 14 minutes. With a mass of nearly 20 million suns, the object comes under the category of supermassive black hole.
The Hubble space telescope accidentally captured the object as it left behind a never-before-seen contrail of newborn stars that have twice the diameter of our Milky Way galaxy. The stars left behind by the black hole extend for nearly 2,00,000-light-year and are likely the result of galactic billiards among three massive black holes.
“The black hole is streaking too fast to take time for a snack. Nothing like it has ever been seen before,” Nasa said in a statement.
The black hole is located at one end of the column that stretches back to its parent galaxy. Researchers believe that gas is probably being shocked and heated from the motion of the black hole hitting the gas, or it could be radiation from an accretion disk around the black hole.
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