Brightest Flash Ever Seen

  • Once upon a time I was pretty into Astrophysics. This is pretty interesting:

    Astronomers have observed the brightest flash of light ever seen, from an event that occurred 2.4 billion light-years from Earth and was likely triggered by the formation of a black hole.

    Image courtesy of Associated Press

    Observing the event now is like watching a 1.9 billion-year-old recording of those events unfold before us, giving astronomers a rare opportunity to glean new insights into things like black hole formation.

    Heh, and it 'only' took 1.9 billion years for the light to reach earth since the universe is expanding.

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