From supernova to black hole: Pictured above are the remnants of a supernova  - which scientists believe may house the youngest black hole yet discovered.
Described by NASA’s Laura Lopez as being just “in our galactic backyard,” the supernova explosion intrigued astronomers because of a strange series of events following the burst.

There was no neutron star. The collapse of some massive stars leaves this dense, spinning core. But not this time.  Megan Watzke, press officer at NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory, told the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday that, indeed, it’s that lack of evidence that points to the existence of a black hole.

Read more over at Hero Complex.

From supernova to black hole: Pictured above are the remnants of a supernova  - which scientists believe may house the youngest black hole yet discovered.

Described by NASA’s Laura Lopez as being just “in our galactic backyard,” the supernova explosion intrigued astronomers because of a strange series of events following the burst.

There was no neutron star. The collapse of some massive stars leaves this dense, spinning core. But not this time.  Megan Watzke, press officer at NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory, told the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday that, indeed, it’s that lack of evidence that points to the existence of a black hole.

Read more over at Hero Complex.

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