Recently NASA scientists have spotted out two monsters holes in the cosmic backyard of the space. Both of these black holes are the central region of ‘active galactic nuclei’, say the scientists of NASA after a significant research.
Using the relevant data from NASA telescopes, the scientists have finally spotted out that there are two super gigantic black holes, located at the mid centres of galaxies. It is very close to our Milky Way. The path was hidden deep behind veils of gas and dust. However, the scientists have finally put their eyes through it.
This monster black holes are massive in size yet manage to hide themselves, well behind the dense gas and dust. But they show their giant presence when materials are feed on emits high-energy X-rays. NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) mission have efficiently detected that.
Both of these giant black holes are the central engines of what astronomers have named as “active galactic nuclei.” It is a class of extremely bright objects that includes quasars and blazars.
A graduate student at Durham University in the UK, Ady Annuar quoted, “These black holes are relatively close to the Milky Way, but they have remained hidden from us until now.” Depending on how these galactic nuclei are oriented in space and what sort of material creates their surroundings, they appear to be very different when examined through telescopes.
Theoretical and practical studies of this mission are vastly different.
Researchers have also analysed NuSTAR data from this object and then compared them with previous observations that were made by NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory and Japan-led Suzaku satellite. The research that was made from NuSTAR mission has confirmed the nature and characteristics of IC 3639. It is an active galactic nucleus. NASA have studied the spiral galaxy NGC 1448. The giant black hole in its centre was discovered in 2009. It is only 38 million light years away which is quite near.
Researchers have also discovered that this galaxy has a thick layer of dense gases which are hiding the central black hole. The results of X-ray emission from NGC 1448 are suggesting that for the very first time, there must be a thick layer of gas and dust hiding the gigantic active black hole in this galaxy from our point of eye.
Recent studies have also found that NGC 1448 has a large population of stars. These stars are only 5 million years old. Researchers are suggesting that the galaxy produces new stars at the same time when the black hole hides itself behind it.