NASA Mission Control Center, first published December 8, 2021, 3:34 AM IST
At the heart of one of the Milky Way’s satellite galaxies, a gigantic black hole or black hole was discovered. This black hole is in the Leo I dwarf galaxy. According to researchers, the newly discovered black hole contains about 3.3 million solar masses, or 16% of the total mass of its galaxy. The research was carried out by astronomers at the McDonald’s Observatory at the University of Texas at Austin.
The discovery of the black hole was prompted by new methods of estimating and understanding the destruction of objects within galaxies. This galactic black hole is formed when galaxies collide. Researchers suggest that their size and mass are proportional to the size of the galaxy. This will allow astronomers who have been studying galaxies such as Leo I for years to understand the diffusion of dark matter within these galaxies.
The Leo I dwarf galaxy is about 820,000 light-years from Earth. So far, the mass of the galaxy is estimated to be 15 to 30 million times that of our Sun.
‘Youngest’ outside the solar system; Science world with new amazing discovery
Scientists have discovered one of the smallest planets ever discovered outside the Solar System, slightly larger than Mars and denser than pure iron. Scientists say that this is a fiery orbit that orbits its star every eight hours. It is located about 31 light-years from Earth. The planet was identified during a search for life-sustaining exoplanets.
Scientists speculate that the new find, called GJ 367b, may have an intense surface temperature and a molten lava surface facing the star. The current discovery is prompted by the scientific community’s attempt to identify the presence of extraterrestrial life. A quarter of a century after the first exoplanet discoveries, scientists are trying to understand their diversity more deeply. The GJ 367b is the smallest exoplanet that has been so accurately described. It is about 5,600 miles (9,000 km) in diameter compared to 7,900 miles (12,700 km) on Earth and 4,200 miles (6,800 km) on Mars. Its mass is more than 55% of that of Earth.
Last Updated on December 8, 2021, at 3:34 AM IST
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