The stellar-black hole, which is the type that is created after stars "die, collapse, and explode", is located 15,000 lightyears away.
An global team of scientists at the National Astronomical Observatory of China of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) has recently discovered a black hole so large, it questions what we believe about cosmic bodies in our galaxy.
Previously, scientists believed that the stars in our galaxy will lose much of their mass in the final stages of their life before it becomes a black hole, Jifeng said in the release. Liu Jifeng, says in a statement: "Black holes of such mass should not even exist in our Galaxy, according to most of the current models of stellar evolution".
Alongside collaborators from Australia, China, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, and the US, Liu helped uncover a monster black hole 70 times more massive than the sun. "Therefore, they should not leave behind such a massive remnant", Liu said.More news: ‘Doctor Who’: Premiere Date Set For Season 12, New Trailer Drops
According to previous calculations, the Milky Way galaxy's stellar-mass black holes (which are the result of the death of giant stars) should add up to 25 times the mass of the sun, at most. "Now theorists will have to take up the challenge of explaining its formation".
Most black holes are found via their dramatic activity in X-rays or gamma rays, which are emitted as the behemoths gobble up nearby gas and dust. LB-1's sheer size suggests that it "was not formed from the collapse of only one star", the study said - instead, it could potentially be two smaller black holes orbiting each other.
Following the initial discovery, the world's largest optical telescopes (Spain's 10.4-m Gran Telescopio Canarias and the United States' 10-m Keck I) were used to determine the systems physical parameters.
That mentioned the Chinese-led staff was famous that, if LB-1 had been nearer, it could be much less luminous and fewer large - and its noticed temperature can't be defined with much less luminosity.More news: Motoring: Fiat Chrysler reaches tentative labor deal with United Auto Workers
This remarkable result along with the LIGO-Virgo detections of binary black hole collisions during the past four years really points towards a renaissance in our understanding of black hole astrophysics.
The team has spotted a black hole that is 70 times the mass of the Sun.
Liu said the research team aims to utilize the LAMOST to discover almost 100 black holes within the Milky Way in the coming five years.
The discovery of "monster" black holes was announced this week and reported in the current issue of Nature.More news: Titans Keys to the Game for Indianapolis Colts
This discovery forces us to re-examine our models of how stellar-mass black holes form.