Mysterious Object: Exiled Black Hole or Massive Supernova?

November 20, 2014 7:51 PM

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An international team of researchers have brought attention to an unknown object in our Universe - a unique source of light at the edge of a galaxy some 90 million light-years away. Based off observational data, experts have theorized that this can be one of two incredibly unique things: either a giant black hole that was somehow exiled from the center of its own galaxy, or an incredibly massive star that is self-destructing.

"With the data we have in hand, we can't yet distinguish between these two scenarios," astronomers Michael Koss, who is leading the investigation of this object, said in a recent release.

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