The Chandra telescope posted a picture of the orbital interaction of a Black Hole in the constellation of Cancer with another black hole – both millions and billions of times heavier than the Sun
Astronomers study the orbital dance of black holes
Astronomers study the Black Hole in the constellation Cancer, which is involved in an orbital dance with a smaller black hole. Both are about 3.5 billion light-years from Earth.
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The first is one of the most massive black holes ever discovered, the Chandra team tweeted.
Mass of a giant black hole 18.5 billion times the mass of our Sun. The second black hole is also rather big – its mass is about 150 million times the mass of our star.
The brightness of the flares from a binary black hole discovered in 2008 is more than trillion times the luminosity of the sun and even the light flux of the entire Milky Way galaxy.
The smaller supermassive black hole revolves around the larger one with an observable period of about 12 years.
The orbit of a junior black hole is decaying due to radiation from a supermassive host, and they are expected to merge together in about 10 thousand years.
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