Astronomers are fascinated by the brightest flash they’ve ever seen.

Washington (AFP) – Astronomers have observed the brightest flash ever seen in an event triggered by the formation of a black hole 2.4 billion light-years from Earth. An explosion of gamma rays, the most intense form of electromagnetic radiation, was first detected by an orbiting telescope on October 9, and its afterglow is still being observed by scientists around the world. Astrophysicist Brendan O’Connor told AFP: The hundreds of seconds-long ray burst that occurred on Sunday is thought to be caused by a disk around a black hole 30 times larger than the Sun falling inside the black hole, causing the massive star to die off as a jet of energy. It travels at 99.99 percent the speed of light and has affected long-wave radio communications in the Earth’s ionosphere. This image furnished by Noirlab on October 14, 2022 shows a record-breaking gamma-ray burst captured in the constellation Gemini in the southern hemisphere of Chile. Handout International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/AFP The energy of the photons reaching us,” said O’Connor, who made new observations early Friday using infrared equipment at the Gemini South Telescope in Chile. -The Event of the Century” He added. “In general, gamma-ray bursts release the same amount of energy our Sun would produce over a few seconds over its entire lifetime. This event is the brightest gamma-ray burst.” – The ray burst, known as GRB 221009A, was first discovered on Sunday morning eastern time with telescopes including NASA’s Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope, the Neil Guerrells Swift Observatory, and the Wind spacecraft. It is estimated that it traveled about 1.9 billion years from the 1.9 billion-year-old movie in the direction of the constellation Sagittarius to reach Earth. It’s like watching a record of events from 1.9 billion years ago unfold before us. It’s like giving astronomers a rare opportunity to gain new insights into things like black hole formation. “It’s time for this to happen,” said O’Connor, of the University of Maryland and George Washington University. He added that the initial explosion may have been visible to lucky amateur astronomers, but has since disappeared from their view. Over the next few weeks, he and others will find that their hypothesis about the origin of the flash is correct and he agrees with known physics. Unfortunately, the initial explosion was visible to amateur astronomers, but has since faded. Supernova explosions are also expected to create heavy elements such as gold, platinum and uranium, and astronomers. We will also try to find their signature. In the past, astrophysicists have documented that the sheer power of gamma-ray bursts could cause extinction-level events on Earth. However, since O’Connor is very closely concentrated in jet energy, and it is highly unlikely that it will occur in our galaxy, this scenario is not something we are too concerned about. © 2022 AFP
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