UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Scientists saw the consequences of the most powerful release of energy in the universe since the Big Bang, that is, its inception. On Friday, February 28, reports the International Center for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR).
The explosion occurred at a distance of 390 million light years – in the region of a supermassive black hole in one of the galaxies in the Ophiuchus supercluster.
According to center professor Melanie Johnston-Hollitt, the explosion did not occur instantly: it lasted hundreds of millions of years, as if in slow motion. The astronomical event was accompanied by an emission of energy, which in magnitude surpassed the previous record by five times.
Researchers have not yet determined the cause of the explosion and plan to conduct more thorough observations, doubling the number of antennas.
Earlier in February, a senior fellow at the State Astronomical Institute. Sternberg Vladimir Surdin, speaking at the Moscow Planetarium, spoke about the danger of the Betelgeuse explosion . In this case, the rays and particles sent by the star will be directed including towards the Earth.
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