Scientists from the United States and China, as part of observing space, were able to detect a twin of Saturn within the neighboring galaxy. The find is located at a distance of 23 million light years from Earth.
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The discovery was made while studying the Whirlpool galaxy M51. The attention of astronomers was attracted by a planet called M51-ULS-1b. Most often, it is problematic to identify celestial bodies at such a distance, but the find has a number of special properties. It is located in a binary system, where a black hole is located in the center, absorbing another star and simultaneously emitting a powerful X-ray signal. It was against this background that astronomers paid attention to the area. While it is impossible to say with 100% accuracy that we are talking about a planet, but in terms of its characteristics and dimensions, the object resembles Saturn.
Previously, scientists were able to identify evidence of event horizons in a black hole.