Optical Flare (E)

Indian astronomers have succeeded in detecting a huge optical flare from a feeding supermassive black hole or blazar ( pronounce like Blay-zaar)… known as B L Lacertae ( pronounce like- Lessertea). The team of astronomers was led by Dr. Alok Chandra Gupta of the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), an autonomous institute under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The team has been studying this blazar since October 2020 as part of an international observational campaign.

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