Connect with us

Science

Astronomers find the fastest spinning black hole to date – Livescience.com

Published

on

Article feature image
ADVERTISEMENT

Six decades after its discovery, the first black hole ever detected is still causing astronomers to scratch their heads. It turns out that the cosmic behemoth at the heart of the Cygnus X-1 system is 50% more massive than previously thought, making it the heaviest stellar-mass black hole ever observed directly.
Based on new observations, an international team of researchers estimate the black hole is 21 times the mass of our sun and spinning faster than any other known black hole. The recalculated…

Click here to view the original article.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

You might also like ...

Article feature image
Space hurricane seen above magnetic north pole was raining electrons – Business Insider
Article feature image
NASA to Provide Update on Perseverance ‘Firsts’ Since Mars Landing – NASA’s Mars Exploration Program – NASA Mars Exploration
Article feature image
SpaceX Starship SN10 launch: How to watch rocket prototype fly today – CNET