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Submission + - NASA believes it has discovered the Milky Way's youngest black hole (geek.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The youngest black hole in the Milky Way galaxy may be a mere 1,000 years old and 26,000 light years from Earth, according to a study carried out at NASA‘s Chandra X-ray Observatory.

In the case of supernova remnant W49B, the typical symmetrical explosion didn't occur when it collapsed. Instead, the explosion saw the star’s material ejected much more quickly at the poles than the equator, leaving a more elliptical remnant behind. The X-ray data gathered by Chandra also suggests there is no neutron star activity, which points to a black hole having been formed in its place.

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NASA believes it has discovered the Milky Way's youngest black hole

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