Researchers may have witnessed the birth of a black hole

Researchers believe they might have an explanation for an incredibly bright event that took place in a distant dwarf galaxy. Scientists observed it last June when the object in question lit up and then faded over the course of 16 days, and it has continued to spark interest and debate. Based on the data collected at the time, a number of researchers now think the event was the creation of either a black hole or a neutron star. Officially called AT2018cow, the object has been nicknamed "The Cow," and if it is indeed a neutron star or a black hole -- both of which can form when a massive star collapses -- it will help scientists understand what exactly takes place when that kind of event occu ... | Read more at Engadget