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You may have ever heard about Black holes. Aren’t you? Well, a black hole is a region of space-time exhibiting gravitational acceleration so strong that nothing—no particles or even electromagnetic radiation such as light—can escape from it. It is to be noted that in the universe, black holes are one of the most complex entities. Apart from taking photographs, modern science is still unable to answer questions regarding these cosmic bodies. What if Earth gets trapped in a black hole? What will happen to humans? NO IDEA. We can only say that there are hundreds of black holes in the space that can be harmful for us.
Now, a new study has revealed that two gigantic black holes are now heading towards a cosmic collision. Yes, you read it right.
According to a study published in Astrophysical Journal Letters, the two massive black holes, each 800 million times more massive than the Sun, will collide around 2.5 billion light-years away from Earth.
As the collision is taking place at such a huge distance from Earth, astronomers will have to wait for a very long time to detect the cosmic waves released by the two gigantic black holes.
More importantly, the gravitational waves emitted by these two supermassive black holes will not reach us for billions of years, even if it travels at the speed of light. However, the collision will help astronomers to get a better understanding of the black holes.
"Even though these two supermassive black holes are already emitting gravitational waves, these waves will. For everyone in black hole physics, observationally this is a long-standing puzzle that we need to solve," said Jenny Greene, the study's co-author in a recent statement, Phys.org reports.
Recently, another study revealed that Milky Way and Andromeda, two of the biggest galaxies, will collide in about four billion years. According to the experts, this galactic collision will be huge. Only one of these space entities will become victorious while the other one will be absorbed.