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NuSTAR Discovered Singing Black Holes!

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It looks like the universe is actually not quiet at all. NASA just discovered what seems to be the background music playing behind the vast universe using the NuSTAR.

NASA was surveying a large cosmic galaxy when they discovered what appeared to be a chorus of black holes emitting x-ray sounds in the highest pitch possible. Astronomers at the Californian Institute of Technology were studying these black holes in partnership with NASA.

According to Daniel Stern, the project scientist of NuSTAR at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, “We knew this cosmic choir had a strong high-pitched component, but we still don’t know if it comes from a lot of smaller, quiet singers, or a few with loud voices.”

“Now, thanks to NuSTAR, we’re gaining a better understanding of the black holes and starting to address these questions,” he added.

NASA’s Chandra X-ray observatory was the one who deduced the source of the sounds – which are the black holes. However, they are still unsure as to what causes these cosmic x-ray sounds. They described the song as a “background music” when black holes consume its surroundings.

Thanks to NuSTAR, scientists are now able to explain the mysterious songs tracked when studying black holes. NASA even stated that the high-pitched “voices” coming from the black holes are the most difficult to define. It has been a long time since astronomers had so much struggle establishing patterns with these objects.

Since NuSTAR was created by the Danish Technical University and the Italian Space Agency (ISA), there have been 32 black holes discovered in specific locations and approximately 35 percent of detected x-ray songs were associated with it.

 

Source: Nature World News

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