In an astonishing find, scientists have discovered a new black hole which is situated in the constellation Ophiuchus. A group of Russian astronomers got hold of this new black hole just after two days of renowned British scientist Stephen Hawking’s demise. Hence, they dedicated the newly discovered black hole to Stephen Hawking, who spent all of his life studying and understanding the Universe.
The scientists at the Moscow State University discovered the new black hole after they observed a gamma-ray burst in the Ophiuchus constellation. The scientists said that the explosion took place due to the collapse of a star and ultimately a black hole was formed at that place. The gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are highly energetic explosions that are observed in distant galaxies, and these are also the brightest electromagnetic events occurring in the Universe.
Although the GRBs frequently occur in Universes and could be seen almost on a daily basis, it is impossible for a telescope to capture the energy released from the burst. But, the Russian astronomers got lucky this time as they successfully managed to catch the incredibly energetic explosions or the GRBs with the help of MASTER-IAC robotic telescope fitted at Tenerife, Spain. The MASTER telescope was able to quickly focus on a star and successfully captured its increase in brightness to get information about its source and finally the new black hole was traced.
The name of the new black hole is GRB180316A. The Russian researchers said that MASTER devoted this optical discovery to Stephen Hawking, the Lord of Black Holes. Well, Stephen Hawkings was the Lord of Black holes. No one knew about the black holes better than Hawking. He theorized that black holes do emit some sorts of radiation which is now called as the Hawking radiation. Stephen Hawking died on March 14 at the age of 76.