Astronomers have observed, in a distant galaxy, a black hole (“woke up” from a period of extended inactivity) swallowed a gigantic celestial body in the neighborhood. Experts say that a similar event could happening soon in our own galaxy.
Space telescopes, recently activated by NASA, determined the first rock “potentially dangerous” for us. The new asteroid was first locate by Space Telescope NEOWISE and was named 2013 YP139. It is currently about 27 million miles from Earth and has a diameter of 640 meters, according to The Telegraph.
A new supernova was discovered recently. Supernova SN 2014J was identified accidentally by a professor and his students (College London) on January 21. It is one of the closest stellar explosion discovered in recent decades. The supernova could reach the maximum light intensity wthin the next two weeks.
The universe is a place filled up with surprises and things that seem strange to us. However astronomers are hard to impress because they expect to everything including a star into another star.
The biggest star known so far is dying, and eventually will explode, astronomers have announced, according to AFP. By using a telescope from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile, astronomers have studied the star W26.