Scientists discover ‘monster’ black hole beyond belief


BEIJING (CNN) — A “monster black hole” has been discovered by scientists.

But they say it’s so big that it shouldn’t actually exist.

It’s a stellar black hole which is the kind that forms following the death or explosion of a massive star.

Prior to this discovery, researchers thought the size limit was less than 30-times the mass of the sun.

But this black hole, known as LB-1, appears to debunk that theory.

Its mass is 70-times larger than the sun, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The findings were published in Wednesday’s edition of the journal – Nature.


Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.