NASA: Most Luminous Galaxy Radiates 300 Trillion Suns’ Light
A spacecraft from NASA discovered the most luminous galaxy in the universe, as per the report it radiates nearly 300 trillion suns’ light.
The galaxy discovered by (WISE) Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, is called J224607.57-052635.0 and illustrated as being at a young age according to Chao-Wei Tsai of Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California NASA.
“We are looking at a very intense phase of galaxy evolution. This dazzling light may be from the main growth spurt of the galaxy’s black hole,” said Tsai.
Black Hole is assumed to be present at the core of the universe, sucking in the gas and other substances and heating it way beyond burning point. The drawing in of gases results in ultraviolet and X-ray blast from the black hole.
According to NASA’s crash course on the behavior of black holes:
“Supermassive black holes draw gas and matter into a disk around them, heating the disk to roaring temperatures of millions of degrees and blasting out high-energy, visible, ultraviolet and X-ray light. The light is blocked by surrounding cocoons of dust. As the dust heats up, it radiates infrared light.”
The study further presents three possible reasons of why and how the black hole could have become this large. First and very simple explanation is, it was born this way. Second could be the assumption that if the black hole breaks its existing speed pattern then it could grow faster than expected.
Tsai added: “Another way for a black hole to grow this big is for it to have gone on a sustained binge, consuming food faster than typically thought possible. This can happen if the black hole isn’t spinning that fast.”
Third assumption is if the black hole starts consuming food faster and reduces its spinning speed only then it could grow. Nearly 20 other galaxies with similar characteristics have been added to this category by WISE, NASA.