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Check Out These New, Fascinating Discoveries About Black Holes

No other explosion compares to this one

Galaxy clusters are among the largest known structures in the universe. There is one around 390 million light-years away, called Ophiuchus, that NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has been dedicated to studying. You see, there was something unique about it: it curved strangely.

Photo: Chandra X-ray Observatory via YouTube

The likeliest explanation was that some massive event had released enough energy to warp the cluster. Scientists eventually realized that it had been caused by a massive black hole close to the galaxy’s middle, and that was the biggest explosion the universe had ever seen.

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