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Astronomers see 'MYSTERY OBJECT' in space and it has baffled everyone


Scientists have seen a "mystery object" in space that could solve a puzzle about black holes.

The object sits right in the "mass gap" – a class of object that researchers have found seems to be missing as they search through the universe. Researchers have been unable to know whether dying stars leave anything behind that lies in that mysterious gap, and why it has proven so difficult to find any object that sits in it.



“We’ve been waiting decades to solve this mystery,” said Vicky Kalogera, a professor at Northwestern University. “We don’t know if this object is the heaviest known neutron star, or the lightest known black hole, but either way it breaks a record.”

It was detected after researchers picked up a "highly unusual" signal using the Virgo and Ligo observatories, which made the first gravitational wave discovery.

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