Coronavirus infection covid-19 began to spread in the world since the end of December 2019. The huge flow of information about the pandemic coronavirus has covered significant astronomical discoveries have been made in recent months.
Specialized scholarly journals covering the latest discoveries, but the media intended for public communication of different information to the wider population, have not paid enough attention to news that are not associated with the spread of coronavirus infection.
One of the most important scientific discoveries in the space industry was the discovery of a black hole near the Earth, which can be seen with the naked eye. Information about this discovery were published in the scientific journal Astronomy & Astrophysics in may 2020.
It should be noted here the difference between the era before coronavirus infection covid-19 and after. For example, in April 2019 the news that scientists have managed to obtain the first image of black hole at the center of the galaxy M87 has attracted the attention of the world. Moreover, it became the most discussed news in the media. And today the news about the discovery of a black hole near the Earth, which can be seen with the naked eye, have not received due attention.
Astronomers have discovered a black hole in the constellation of the Telescope at a distance of about a thousand light-years from Earth.
How it was done? First, the scientists drew attention to the fact that the surrounding bodies, cosmic dust, and astroid began to be sucked into the black hole at the rotating funnel, and thus have very high friction against each other, which led to the emission of x-rays that were clearly visible in the x-ray telescope. Second, astronomers have determined that a newly discovered black hole is part of a triple star system. One of the stars rotates around the black hole every 40 days, and the other revolves around the system at a greater distance.
It is also noted that a black hole can be seen with the naked eye from the southern hemisphere.
Among other important scientific discoveries that have not received sufficient attention in the media — the most powerful explosion in space, five times more powerful than those observed previously. Astronomers called it “the most powerful cosmic explosion in the Universe since the Big Bang.”
In February 2020, the scientific journal Astronomy & Astrophysics has published an article about a cosmic explosion. The researchers said that a powerful explosion of energy occurred due to the explosion of a supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy located at a distance of 390 million light-years from Earth.
By the way, recently, the French astronomers for the first time in the history of the image of the birth of a new planet. They published the news of his discovery in the scientific journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.
Astronomers have discovered a spiral formation using the VLT telescope in the constellation Auriga near the star AB Auriga which is at a distance of 520 light-years from Earth. According to the researchers, the images can be direct evidence of the birth of a new planet.