Goldilocks black holeDate: 31 March 2021 Tags: Space
Scientists have discovered a rare, medium-sized black hole that could explain some of the most elusive questions on existence of life.
Black holes are of two types: Stellar, which are about three to ten times the mass of the Sun and Super-massive ones that are millions to billions times heavier.
Scientists say that the newly discovered black hole could be a goldilocks, which is a missing link between the two varieties of black holes.
Until now black holes discovered have been ranged from highest to lowest but those at the middle of the range were yet to be discovered.
The stellar black holes form when a star dies but the formation of matter-eating super-massive black holes is yet to be identified.
Scientists say that the newly discovered black hole could be seeds of the super-massive black hole that are presently found at the centre of the galaxy.
The new black hole was discovered when the light from a stellar explosion in the early Universe deviated. Scientists made of gravitational lensing for observation.
A black hole is a celestial object that uses an extremely small space for compressing a huge mass. The gravitational pull is so strong that nothing can escape them, not even light.
Gravitational lensing is a phenomenon in which the light from a distant galaxy or star is bent when it passes through a celestial object.