Monday, November 15, 2010

Black Hole - The 30-year-old object

Nov. 15, 2010 - RELEASE : 10-299
NASA'S Chandra Finds Youngest Nearby Black Hole

"The 30-year-old object is a remnant of SN 1979C, a supernova in the galaxy M100 approximately 50 million light years from Earth. Data from Chandra, NASA's Swift satellite, the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton and the German ROSAT observatory revealed a bright source of X-rays that has remained steady during observation from 1995 to 2007. This suggests the object is a black hole being fed either by material falling into it from the supernova or a binary companion."



Note: Astronomy Picture of the Day


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