It’s not exactly the first time a solar flare has caused a big bang.
A major flare in May 2015, for instance, caused a tidal wave to crash down on Earth, killing about 50 million people.
The Big Bang theory suggests that when the universe was just 6.8 billion years old, this massive explosion was responsible for the birth of the universe.
A massive explosion could be responsible for a big bump in temperature around the time the universe cooled, which would lead to the big bang theory.
But that’s not what happened.
What actually happened is that when that explosion was still happening, astronomers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, noticed a very bright object in the sky.
They called it a “starburst,” and it’s still a bright object.
And when the astronomers looked at the sky from a telescope at JPL in Pasadena and noticed that the starburst looked like a giant black hole, they knew that this was the star that they were looking for.
“That was the first real clue,” says Dr. Scott Berenson, an astrophysicist at the University of California, Santa Cruz who was not involved in the study.
“It was a big clue.
It was like a red flag that it was a giant, massive black hole.”
And as it turns out, it was.
“This was the black hole that was in the galaxy NGC 5388 that was the focus of the star explosion,” says Beren, who was the lead author on a study of the event that will be published in Astrophysical Journal Letters.
“And the astronomers knew that if we could get that star to move in the right direction, then that would be the star we were looking at.”
The black hole in question was about 3,000 light years away.
“So this is a pretty large object that was moving very fast, and it was moving through a very thin atmosphere, and so that’s something that we haven’t seen before,” says Andrew H. Seaman, a cosmologist at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California.
“When you look at a black hole as a source of a big explosion, you’re looking at the very tip of a very long needle.
It’s pretty clear that the tip of that needle is the point where the explosion was happening.”
That’s when things got pretty interesting.
The black-hole-star explosion happened just after the Big Bang, which is why astronomers thought it was very likely that this black hole was responsible.
But in a paper published last month, researchers from NASA and JPL used a new technique to find out exactly what happened at that point in time.
The new technique allows them to see what the black-holes mass and energy were when the event occurred, which helps explain why it looked like the star was moving fast enough to cause a huge explosion.
“In the early days of this, we didn’t really know how big a black-heart was,” says Jason Wright, a physics professor at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
“We thought it might be a star that was only about a hundred times as big as the sun.”
But the team found that this object was about a billion times the mass of the sun.
“If you’re in the black, you see a lot of this kind of stuff,” Wright says.
“I mean, this was like the blackest thing I’ve ever seen.”
It was actually the size of a baseball, which means it was probably a supernova, which takes its name from the exploding star that it’s the remnant of.
“There’s a lot to learn from the black black hole,” says Wright.
“But if we can figure out how that black hole’s doing at the moment, we can learn a lot about the universe.”
The new results also indicate that the universe is a bit smaller than we thought it to be, says Andrew Berenman.
“These observations really put into perspective just how much of the early universe is still to be discovered.”
The findings also offer an opportunity to study the black holes that exist at the heart of the Milky Way galaxy, which Berens study was part of.
The astronomers found that about one percent of the mass in the Milky House is made up of black holes.
Beren says this means that about two percent of its mass is made of black hole stars.
“The black hole has been known to be very active,” Beren tells Ars.
“They’re just really active, but not very prolific.”
Beren and his colleagues were able to use this new technique by measuring the mass and activity of the stars that are being sucked into the blackhole, as well as by looking at a small amount of the energy that the stars produce.
“For example, the energy of the blackholes star has been measured by using an extremely sensitive, high-energy laser, which was the most sensitive laser ever made,” says Seaman.
“A black hole star emits