A team of astronomers from Ohio State University claim to have discovered an object that belongs to a previously missing class of black holes. They believe the object hints there is “another population” out there in space. The new class suggests there could be black holes smaller than those currently known in the universe.
Astronomy Professor from Ohio State university, Todd Thompson, said in a statement: “We're showing this hint that there is another population out there that we have yet to really probe in the search for black holes.
“People are trying to understand supernova explosions, how supermassive black stars explode, how the elements were formed in supermassive stars.
“So if we could reveal a new population of black holes, it would tell us more about which stars explode, which don't, which form black holes, which form neutron stars.
“It opens up a new area of study."
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A Black hole has been discovered by astronomers (Image: GETTY)
A team of astronomers have discovered an object that belongs to a previously missing class (Image: GETTY)
It comes as data has found black holes can be phenomenally big.
For example, Sagittarius A* – the gigantic black hole at the centre of the