An international team of scientists, using the telescopic data provided by one of NASA’s satellites has discovered two monstrous ‘black holes’ in the space. The American space agency has named the new black holes as ‘NGC 1448’ and ‘IC 3639’. As reported by the scientists, the supermassive black holes are positioned at the core of galaxies close to our Milky Way. Due to the shrouds of celestial gas and dust, scientists failed to notice the duo of supermassive black holes until now.
Though there is abundance of black holes existed in the galaxies and space, the recently discovered duo are somehow exceptional because of their supermassive mass. Until now, the extraterrestrial gasses and dust are hiding these two gas-enshrouded supermassive black holes from the eye of most telescopes, said one of the associated researcher of the project.
The scientists from the Durham University in the United Kingdom have detected the two supermassive black holes by using the high-energy X-rays delivered by the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) mission of NASA. Due to the mission of extremely powerful X-Rays by NASA’s NuSTAR telescope, scientists became able to stumble upon these two elusive ones. These black holes are located extremely close to our Galaxy – Milky Way but yet remained hidden until now.
According to Ady Annuar, a graduate student from the Durham University, UK, and also the lead representative of this discovery, because of the dust and gas coverlet, the elusive celestial bodies were exempted from the eyes of most telescopes up till now. The newly discovered supermassive black holes are like the monsters trouncing below your bed.” Ady Annuar is the chief presenter of the reports of a new discovery at the American Astronomical Society summit, held in Grapevine, Texas.
Detailing the findings, NASA said, both of the detected black holes are the most vital engines of what cosmologists entitle “Active Galactic Nuclei.” Active Galactic Nuclei belongs to a class of extremely vivid celestial bodies that embraces quasars and blazars. However, the varied appearance of these galactic nuclei firmly depends on what types of material environs them.
Black holes, their origin, and their activities have been no less than a super-mystery for scientists to work out and the recently discovered black holes having added more intensity to this enigma.