Extragalactic astronomy: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Astronomers at Max Planck Institute of Germany discover a new black hole named Holmberg 15A

Published: August 13, 2019

Astronomers at the Max Planck Institute of Germany have recently discovered a new black hole named Holmberg 15A that is clocking in at 40 billion times the mass of the Sun. The black hole is supergiant elliptical galaxy i.e. around 700 million light-years away from Earth and resides right at the centre of the Abell ..


Hubble discoveres a new dwarf galaxy ‘Bedin 1’ in cosmic neighbourhood

Published: February 5, 2019

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has made an unexpected discovery of a new dwarf galaxy in our cosmic neighborhood. Named Bedin 1, the galaxy is approximately 30 million light-years away and 2 million light-years from the nearest plausible large galaxy host ‘NGC 6744’. The object is classified as a dwarf spheroidal galaxy because it measures ..