Weather of Arabia – astronomers have discovered a cosmic explosion ten times brighter than the largest supernova ever recorded.
Astronomers report that the explosion, which was recorded by the Zwicky facility in California, USA, in 2020, and whose brightness lasted for 3 years, is the largest cosmic event ever.
Because of the long period of brightness from the recorded burst, Dr. Philip Wiseman said, last year he and his team analyzed the light and calculated that the burst was 8 billion light-years away.
Dr. confirmed. Wiseman noted that they were “extraordinarily surprised” by the results.
It takes a few months for the brightness caused by most supernovae to fade, Weizmann said, “We were very surprised that the brightness lasted more than two years.”-
Dr. pointed out. Wiseman said the event in question sent shock waves into space, and the remnants of the superheated gas cloud surrounding the black hole also caused a ring glow.-
Wiseman confirmed that his team is working to obtain more detailed information about the explosion, and said he hopes that it will be easier to detect similar events using advanced telescope systems that will be activated in the coming years.
Speaking to the BBC, the Vice-President of the British Royal Astronomical Society, Dr. Robert Massey, said that an event of this magnitude had never been seen before.
Expressing that the search would begin to detect similar explosions in space, Massey said, “I would be surprised if this was the only event in the universe.”
The results of the research were published in the British Royal Astronomical Society publication Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.