Astronomers have discovered the largest explosion in the history of the universe

The explosion occurred in a cluster of Ophiuchus galaxies at a distance of about 390 million light years from Earth. He was

so powerful that it pierced a cavity in the cluster plasma - a huge array of very hot gas that surrounds a black hole.

A cavity pierced in a galactic cluster,so large that earlier astronomers observed it several times with the help of radio telescopes, but did not connect the reasons for its appearance with an explosion of energy, the study says.

The source of the explosion was a black hole,located in the center of one of the galaxies. Using four telescopes (Chandra X-ray Observatory, XMM-Newton, MWA and Metrewave (GMRT)), astronomers found that the explosion was about five times more powerful than the previous record event of this kind.

“We made this discovery using MWA when telescope there were 2048 antennas aimed at the sky. Soon we are going to collect data using 4096 antennas, which should be ten times more sensitive ”

Melanie Johnston-Hollitt, lead author of the study

Previously, scientists for the first time discovered molecular oxygen outside the Milky Way. Gas was found in the Markaryan 231 galaxy, located 580 million light-years from Earth.