Black Holes are normally formed when stars die. However, you may have something huge coming up your way. The scientists have discovered a new massive black hole. And this time it so huge and massive that it should never be there.
In fact, scientists believe that a black hole of that size should never really exist. “Black holes of such mass should not even exist in our galaxy, according to most of the current models of stellar evolution,” That is what Liu Jifeng says. He is the head of the team that discovered the new Black Hole.
The Black Holes are ideally not more than 20 times the mass of the Sun. However, the new discovery which has been labelled as LB-1 is massive by any standard. The new Black Hole has a mass of over 70 times than that of the Sun. The announcement was made by the Chinese Academy of Science press releases.
Scientists are now making an attempt at understanding why the Black Hole is so large. One of the theories being put forward suggests that the Black Hole was formed due to the collapse of more than one star. Yet another theory suggests that two black holes may have been orbiting each other.
Yet another possibility could be the fallback supernova. Scientists believe that the third option may be more of a possibility.
The newly detected Blackhole LB-1 is located at a distance of 15000 light-years away from the Earth.