A black hole absorbing a neutron star was probably discovered for the first time according to scientists.
The Australian National University (ANU) participating in the study explains that a "cataclysmic event" was discovered on 14 August 2019 by gravity wave machines in the US and Italy. The machines have detected ripples in space and the timing of an event that happened about 8.550 million trillion kilometers from Earth, according to a ANU statement.
"Neutron stars and black holes are super dense remains of dead stars," she explained, noting that scientists are still studying the data to work out the size of the two objects.
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"About 900 million years ago, this black hole ate a very dense star known as a neutron star, as it may be," Prof. Susan Scott, Head of the General Theory and Relativity Group at ANU and Principal Investigator at the Australian Research Council
Initial findings suggest a "very high probability" of a black hole absorbing a neutron star, according to the ANU. "Scientists have never found a black hole smaller than five solar masses or a neutron star larger than about 2.5 times the mass of our Sun," Scott said. "Based on this experience, we are very confident that we have just discovered a black hole is bursting a neutron star."
However, Scott acknowledged the low probability that the object ingested was "a very light black hole."
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The Extended Laser Interferometer Observatory near Pisa, Italy.
LIGO uses identical detector sites in Washington State and Louisiana to operate as a single "observatory". Virgo is located at the site of the European Gravity Observatory (EGO).
In a separate project, scientists released the first ever black hole image earlier this year, revealing the stunning detail of a distant object.
THE BLACK WORLD IN THE CENTER OF THE MILK ROAD SEE IT IS Frightening Earth-size telescopes. ”Hawaii, Arizona, Chile, Mexico, Spain, and the South Pole telescopes participated in the ambitious research project.
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The black hole is spotted in Messier 87 (M87) galaxy, 55 million light-years away. A light year that measures distance in space equals 6 trillion miles.  Follow James Rogers on Twitter @jamesjrogers