In fact, the team responsible for the discovery and study put forward two theories. Perhaps HD1 was a galaxy that, at the moment when the first stars in the universe began, gave birth to about a hundred stars per year. An amazing thing in itself. Or, this region of the universe might contain a supermassive black hole with a mass about 100 million times the mass of our sun.
“Answering questions about the nature of such a remote object is a challenge,” he explained. Fabio Baccucciastrophysicist, Harvard and lead author of the discovery of this mysterious cosmic body. “It’s like guessing the nationality of a ship by the flag you’re flying, as it’s so far away Earth, the ship in the middle of a storm and thick fog. Perhaps some of the flag’s colors and shapes can be seen, but not all. as a last resort, To figure out what it is, we are faced with a long game of analysis and exclusion of unreasonable scenarios.’, said the expert after presenting this stellar discovery.
The first study of this distant and mysterious astronomical body indicates that HD1 is extremely bright in ultraviolet light. This may indicate that, whatever they are, “there are very powerful biological processes taking place, or rather they have taken place, in this region of the universe.”
This would fit with the theory of the galaxy that gave birth to the first stars (which, according to the researchers, must have emit more ultraviolet light than current stars) and with the supermassive black hole thesis (which can also generate extremes of light, a luminosity that devours massive amounts of gas). ).
“HD1 is like a giant baby in the delivery room in the early universeThe researcher explained. Avi LoebCo-author of the discovery of this astral body. According to this expert, this celestial body was formed only a few hundred million years after the Big Bang. “YesIf there really is a black hole in HD1, it must have grown from a massive seed and at an unprecedented rate. Once again, nature seems more creative than us“, claimed.