Two supermassive black holes will collide in 2025

The galaxy SDSS J1430+2303 is located one billion light years from Earth. That distance has not prevented a group of researchers from pointing to a highly anticipated event within modern astronomy. It is so unusual because it has never been observed before.

Experts have pointed out that the variations of light that have been observed in this galaxy correspond to the previous moments of a collision between black holes of great magnitude. According to their estimates, in this case they would reach a combined mass of approximately 200 million suns, they have indicated in the study.

It is believed that both black holes will merge into one, even larger, giving rise to an explosion of light that will travel through space. That will allow astronomers to investigate more about the mysteries in the cosmos.

The research, which has been approved for publication by the journal Astronomy & Astrophysis, the collision will occur within a very short time. And not in astronomical terms, with short periods they can last thousands of light years, but it will happen in a few years. The violent encounter between the two supermassive black holes will take place in 2025 I eat very late.


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For those skilled in the art, this is a unique opportunity to appreciate the collision between a pair of black holes of such magnitude, since it is something that does not happen frequently. Nevertheless, it is not known for sure if the phenomenon analyzed corresponds to the scenario prior to such a collision, since more observations still have to be made.

The first detection of colliding supermassive black holes occurred in 2015. The collected gravitational waves were produced by the collision of two black holes 1.3 billion years ago. That moment marked a turning point in astronomy.

Due to these gravitational waves that such events produce, and send through space-time, the instruments used in this science are capable of detecting them. The main difference with respect to the event that is going to take place this time is that the new collision will be larger.

Collisions between supermassive black holes are very useful for collecting information on how black holes increase in size. Something that still remains a great unknown for experts. This phenomenon promises to bring new data that will allow the advancement of research on black holes.

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