The supermassive black hole in the center of the M87 galaxy, 53.3 million light-years from Earth, from which we have the first picture, His discovery was already baptized.
Now, the project's astronomers, in cooperation with Larry Kimura, a recognized Hawaiian language teacher, suggested that we call it PowehiThe Hawaiian word means "dark fountain decorated with permanent creation", reports the University of Hawaii.
[¿Qué es un agujero negro y por qué es un hito haber obtenido la imagen de uno de ellos?]
[¿Qué es un agujero blanco y qué relación tiene con un agujero negro?]
Choice Hawaiian name is the result of two of the most powerful telescopes in the world, the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) and the Submillimeter Array (SMA), located at the top of Maunakea on the island. Hawaii, played a key role in the acquisition of a historical image black hole, the institution explained.
"It's amazing that we are Hawaiians Today, we can connect with the identity long ago, as it sang in 2 102 rows of Kumulipo (the original song that describes the creation of space in Hawaiian culture), and present this valuable heritage to our life ", Says Kimura in a statement.
"In order to have the privilege of giving the Hawaiian name the first scientific certificate." The black hole is very important to me and for my Hawaiian line coming from pō [que significa profunda fuente oscura de creación sin fin]and I hope that after Kumulip we will continue to designate future black holes, "he added.
The name must be approved by the International Astronomical Union, explained Efe those who are responsible for the finding.
The black holespresented at the beginning of the 20th century by physicist Alberto Einstein and theorized by his colleague Stephen Hawking in the seventies of the radiation they emitted, are a large concentration of compressed matter in a small area that creates a gravitational field that covers everything that surrounds you, including light.
This mysterious astrophysical phenomenon is the final phase of the evolution of the type of large stars, which are at least 10 times greater than the Sun. When the "red giant" approaches death, he returns to himself and concentrates his mass on a very small surface, known as the "white dwarf".
"We have transformed the mathematical concept, something that is explained by the formulas on the board, in a physical object that can be observed ", said the professor of astrophysics at the University of Goethe in Frankfurt, Luciano Rezolla.
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