Astronomers have recorded the most powerful planetary explosion in the universe since the Big Bang. Some experts compare the discovery to be as important as the discovery of the first dinosaur skeleton. This is described in the press release posted on EurekAlert !.
The largest explosion on the planet occurs in every supermassive black hole in the center of the galaxy, 390 million light years from Earth, and is in the constellation Ophiuchus (Ophiuchus). The energy was emitted so strongly that it created a giant hole in the plasma surrounding the constellation. The size of this hole can contain up to 15 Milky Way (Milky Way).
Scientists previously observed this void with an X-ray telescope, but then rejected the idea that the phenomenon was an explosion. This hypothesis is only confirmed when observing with radio telescopes and other devices of different wavelengths: the Chandra X-ray Observatory, the XMM-Newton ESA telescope, the antenna observatory – the ten Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) in Western Australia and the Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) in India.
Researchers have yet to figure out what caused such a powerful explosion. More detailed observations in the future will be made via 4,096 MWA observation antennas instead of the current 2,048 antennas.