In a shocking discovery, scientists have discovered a fastest-growing black hole in the universe. This black hole is described as a monster by the scientists, and it eats about a mass of stars which is same as of our sun in every two days.
To search this monster blackhole, the researchers had to peer about 12 billion light-years in the space, and this shows that the scientists are watching an object which would have looked 12 billion years ago. The size of the black hole is said to be about 20 billion suns, and it is increasing at about 1 percent rate in every one million years. The black hole is visible as it has an incredible brightness. If the black hole would have present inside the Milky Way galaxy, then it would have brightened up the night sky in such a way that the people of the Earth can also able to see it.
According to the Christian Wolf who is from Australian National University (ANU) said, “This black hole is growing so rapidly that it’s shining thousands of times more brightly than an entire galaxy, due to all of the gases it sucks in daily that causes lots of friction and heat. If we had this monster sitting at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, it would appear ten times brighter than a full moon. It would appear as an incredibly bright pin-point star that would almost wash out all of the stars in the sky.”
The instruments which are on very ground-based telescopes are now built so that in next decade it would be able to directly measure the universe expansion by using the bright black holes. This study was published in Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia.