Discovery of the most powerful explosion in the Universe
Friday, January 7, 2005
Calculations based on data from the Chandra orbiting telescope show the explosion in Galaxy cluster MS 0735 is the largest known anywhere in the universe. The explosion is thought to have been fueled by a supermassive blackhole consuming over 300 million stars over hundreds of thousands of years. MS 075 is 2.6 billion light years from Earth.
- Harvard University Chandra Group Most Powerful Eruption in the Universe Discovered 5 January 2005 (primary source)
- PhysOrg Physics News Most Powerful Eruption in the Universe Discovered 5 January 2005 (news report)