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Youngest Black Hole Found?

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Summary - (Jun 11, 2004) A global team of radio astronomers think they might have found the youngest black hole or neutron star approximately 30 million light-years from Earth. A supernova in exactly the same location was found to have exploded some time around 1983, and subsequent observations have found a brightly-emitting object at the very centre of the supernova remnant. They still can't tell if it's actually a black hole, or just a neutron star or pulsar, so further measurements will be required.

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Astronomers using a global combination of radio telescopes to study a stellar explosion some 30 million light-years from Earth have likely discovered either the youngest black hole or the youngest neutron star known in the Universe. Their discovery also marks the first time that a black hole or neutron star has been found associated with a supernova that has been seen to explode since the invention of the telescope nearly 400 years ago

Universe Today

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Frigga

Someone needed more funding...

Posting results of an unfinished study speaks to its reliability.

I would take the statements with a grain of salt until the study is actually finished and has gone through rigorous discussion within the community.

Edited by Magikman

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jonfr

well, they might have to wait sometime until they know what they are actually dealing whit.

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tendo

wow...so, the YOUNGEST black hole, is 30 million years old...ha, and ppl get touchy when they hit 35...

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