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Saturday, 18 March 2017

Star Found in Closest known orbit around the Black hole

NuStar telescope used by a group of international astronomers, the ATCA (Australia Telescope Compact Array, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory has found start that around a big black hole more than one time in an hour at a reasonable distance two and half times that of Moon and Earth.

NuStar telescope used by a group of international astronomers, the ATCA (Australia Telescope Compact Array, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory has found start that around a big black hole more than one time in an hour at a reasonable distance two and half times that of Moon and Earth.


This is very amazing discovery because it is only the first time that a start found near to the Black hole. The team of international astronomers found by looking with the X-ray fluctuation in X9, white or black-hole binary system in deep cluster of starts, that located 1480 light years from our Earth.

Researchers have really long known about this system, they didn’t realize that it may be composed of materials under influence close to black hole until 2015, tech times reported. They also notice that start cluster fluctuates in brightness in every twenty eight (28) minutes, and carries a large amount of Oxygen.


This star is orbits very close to the black hole, team of astronomers believed that they can simply watching 2 different stars moving around Earth. Whereas inspection of system revealed that a black hole appears to be ripping material from white dwarf.

“Due to proximity of white dwarf to black-hole, immense gravitational pull of black hole rips f matter from surface of star,” study co-author Slavko Bogdanov, said, associate research scientist in Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory at University of Columbia, in this statement. “This matter accumulates in disk of matter before spiraling in past black hole event horizon, never to be again. While it is doubtful that entire white hole dwarf will be devoured  by black hole. It is not fully clear that what ultimate fate will be.”


Now astronomers thought after a long time that black hole were rare or totally absent in globular star clusters.” Study co-author Jay Strader said. at Michigan State University.
“This discovery is now additional evidence that rather than one of worst places to look for black-holes, globular cluster would be one of the best”

The research also outlined in recent study published in monthly Notices of Royal Astronomical Society.

Via: science recorder

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