Astronomers May Have Just Spotted the Birth of a Black Hole

For the first time, astronomers observed the birth of a new, ultra-dense stellar corpse that could be either a black hole or a neutron star.

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For the first time, astronomers have spotted the ultra-dense core of a star in its explosive death throes — and it might be turning into a new black hole.

On June 17, scientists at the Keck Observatory in Hawaii spotted an incredibly-bright stellar explosion, many times brighter than a supernova, that they nicknamed “the Cow.”

Now, further study has revealed that the Cow resulted in either an ultra-dense neutron star or a brand-new black hole — and in either case, spotting the cosmic event is a world first for Earthling scientists.

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According to Keck Observatory astronomers who spoke to The Lees verder

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