Exploding 'cow' seen in space might be first black hole birth ever seen - Fox News
Fox News - Fri 11 Jan 20:49 GMT

Exploding 'cow' seen in space might be first black hole birth ever seen - Fox News

Last June, an incredibly bright supernova known as "The Cow" ripped across the sky, hovering above the Earth for a number of weeks. While The Cow provided significant excitement for astronomers, who learned it traveled 200 million light-years, new research su…

  Several images, hard X-rays and microwaves of the object officially known as AT2018cow determined that researchers' telescopes captured the exact moment a star collapse and a black hole was formed.

  While The Cow provided significant excitement for astronomers, who learned it traveled 200 million light-years, new research suggests that it was the birth of a black hole or neutron star, a first in the history of mankind.

  After looking at several images, hard X-rays and microwaves of the object officially known as AT2018cow, researchers determined that their telescopes captured the exact moment a star collapse and a black hole was formed.

  THE SUN WILL BECOME A GIANT CRYSTAL BALL WHEN IT DIES "We think that 'The Cow' is the formation of an accreting black hole or neutron star," said Northwestern's Raffaella Margutti, who led the research, in a statement.

  "We know from theory that black holes and neutron stars form when a star dies, but we've never seen them right after they are born.