One of NASA’s instruments discovered a new galaxy that was born just 1.4 billion years after the birth of the universe. The discovery may widen the current knowledge of the formation of black holes.
In 2008, NASA launched Fermi, the new gamma-ray detection telescope. The instrument proved to be very useful, as he was able to detect an unusual astronomical phenomenon at the far end of the universe.
The telescope discovered a blaze, or galaxy, in which the center found a massive black hole a million times the mass of the Sun. It is so big that it emits intense light in almost every spectrum and also gamma. The initial age of the galaxy is estimated at 1.4 billion years, so it is the youngest of the discovered objects. Previous discovery of scientists appeared 2.1 billion years after the birth of the universe.
With Fermi, one more discovery was made. The instrument has allowed us to establish that our Sun also generates gamma rays. Earlier, strange flares had been recorded, but only a new instrument allowed them to be sure that they were linked to high-energy gamma rays whose particles travel at 1600 km / s.
Both discoveries can extend the knowledge of humanity around us, and above all, the ways in which black holes are formed. It is interesting to see how supermassive black holes could appear so soon after the rise of the universe.
So scientists will have what they have to study over the next few years.