Two massive Black Holes were discovered at the center of a distant galaxy by scientists. They published their findingings in the journal “Nature Astronomy.” Their findings are in an article titled “A candidate for sub-parsec binary black hole in the Seyfert galaxy NGC 7664.” Meanwhile, Australia announced their plans to finally create a national space agency.

More information on the two black holes

The discovery of the two black holes was made by the Very Long Baseline Array. It is a system of ten radio telescopes operated remotely from their array operation center in Socorro, New Mexico. The research team then analyzed the observations that were made of NGC 7674.

It is a distant spiral galaxy located around 400 million light-years from Earth.

According to their published article, they found that two unique, compact sources of radio-wave emissions were coming from the center of the galaxy. These separate radio sources both have properties associated with gigantic black holes according to Preeti Kharb, the lead author of the study.

These two black holes are separated by less than one light-year. They also combine to take up around 40 million times the mass of the sun. This is only the second time that a known system of double black holes has been discovered. The first came back in 2006 in another distant galaxy named 0402+379.

Austalia announces plans for space agency

It was reported by Agence France-Presse (AFP) that Australia announced that they are committed to creating a national space agency.

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The announcement came during the week-long Space Generation Congress that was being held in the city of Adelaide. This new space agency will likely be centred in Australia's capital city. This is because the city already plays a major role in national and international space activities.

Acting science minister Michaelia Cash said, “it's crucial that Australia be part of this growth.” According to stats from Australia's government, the global space sector has been increasing each year since the late 1990s at a rate just under 10 percent. It has also been driving revenue each year worth $323 billion dollars.

Ironically, Australia actually has a rich space history. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the country launching its first satellite. At the time of launch, Austalia was only the third country to do so -- behind only the United States and the Soviet Union.