";s:4:"text";s:4955:" The results of the simulations varied, with some run-throughs of the collisions showing the black holes completely consuming the neutron stars and others showing it burping out varying amounts of material after its meal, the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory reported.
It has been 1,000 days since scientists witnessed the explosive birth of a black hole by capturing light emerging from the event, and to their amazement, they are still detecting X-rays in the afterglow of the explosion, marking a milestone in astrophysics research. It was dubbed S190425z, and scientists believe that it happened between 370 million to 640 million light-years from Earth. ArubaAfghanistanAngolaAnguillaÅland IslandsAlbaniaAndorraUnited Arab EmiratesArgentinaArmeniaAmerican SamoaAntarcticaFrench Southern TerritoriesAntigua and BarbudaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBurundiBelgiumBeninBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBurkina FasoBangladeshBulgariaBahrainBahamasBosnia and HerzegovinaSaint BarthélemyBelarusBelizeBermudaBolivia, Plurinational State ofBrazilBarbadosBrunei DarussalamBhutanBouvet IslandBotswanaCentral African RepublicCanadaCocos (Keeling) IslandsSwitzerlandChileChinaCôte d'IvoireCameroonCongo, the Democratic Republic of theCongoCook IslandsColombiaComorosCape VerdeCosta RicaCubaCuraçaoChristmas IslandCayman IslandsCyprusCzech RepublicGermanyDjiboutiDominicaDenmarkDominican RepublicAlgeriaEcuadorEgyptEritreaWestern SaharaSpainEstoniaEthiopiaFinlandFijiFalkland Islands (Malvinas)FranceFaroe IslandsMicronesia, Federated States ofGabonUnited KingdomGeorgiaGuernseyGhanaGibraltarGuineaGuadeloupeGambiaGuinea-BissauEquatorial GuineaGreeceGrenadaGreenlandGuatemalaFrench GuianaGuamGuyanaHong KongHeard Island and McDonald IslandsHondurasCroatiaHaitiHungaryIndonesiaIsle of ManIndiaBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryIrelandIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIcelandIsraelItalyJamaicaJerseyJordanJapanKazakhstanKenyaKyrgyzstanCambodiaKiribatiSaint Kitts and NevisKorea, Republic ofKuwaitLao People's Democratic RepublicLebanonLiberiaLibyaSaint LuciaLiechtensteinSri LankaLesothoLithuaniaLuxembourgLatviaMacaoSaint Martin (French part)MoroccoMonacoMoldova, Republic ofMadagascarMaldivesMexicoMarshall IslandsMacedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic ofMaliMaltaMyanmarMontenegroMongoliaNorthern Mariana IslandsMozambiqueMauritaniaMontserratMartiniqueMauritiusMalawiMalaysiaMayotteNamibiaNew CaledoniaNigerNorfolk IslandNigeriaNicaraguaNiueNetherlandsNorwayNepalNauruNew ZealandOmanPakistanPanamaPitcairnPeruPhilippinesPalauPapua New GuineaPolandPuerto RicoKorea, Democratic People's Republic ofPortugalParaguayPalestine, State ofFrench PolynesiaQatarRéunionRomaniaRussian FederationRwandaSaudi ArabiaSudanSenegalSingaporeSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSaint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSvalbard and Jan MayenSolomon IslandsSierra LeoneEl SalvadorSan MarinoSomaliaSaint Pierre and MiquelonSerbiaSouth SudanSao Tome and PrincipeSurinameSlovakiaSloveniaSwedenSwazilandSint Maarten (Dutch part)SeychellesSyrian Arab RepublicTurks and Caicos IslandsChadTogoThailandTajikistanTokelauTurkmenistanTimor-LesteTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTuvaluTaiwan, Province of ChinaTanzania, United Republic ofUgandaUkraineUnited States Minor Outlying IslandsUruguayUnited StatesUzbekistanHoly See (Vatican City State)Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVirgin Islands, BritishVirgin Islands, U.S.Viet NamVanuatuWallis and FutunaSamoaYemenSouth AfricaZambiaZimbabwe, Annotation for the link* (80-400 characters). The study of this unforgettable event is ongoing, with physicists from the University of Bath and around the world using this as an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the cosmos. They are also geared toward helping detect gravitational waves — disturbances in spacetime that stem from violent events — that result from these collisions so scientists could one day watch the real thing and learn more about our universe.
“The mass gap may in fact not exist at all but may have been due to limitations in observational capabilities. The previous neutron star merger detected by Virgo and LIGO, GW170817, was 130 million light-years away. Neutron star collisions release gravitational waves, as well as light. Put simply, the object that the black hole ran into shouldn’t exist, at least if scientists have their mass measurements correct.