Is Black Hole a result of Neutron-Star collision?

 

In the year of August 2017, scientists identified gravitational waves for the first time which took place due to the merger of two super-dense stellar corpses which are known as neutron stars. This benchmark discovery was a massive step in the process of better understanding of cosmos as revealed by the scientists.

When this invention was made, scientists termed it GW170817 and thought that such dramatic event might have caused a black hole. In a brand new experiment, researchers have analyzed data which had been accumulated by Chandra X-ray Observatory of NASA, after the gravitational waves which were first identified by Albert Einstein hundred years ago, were detected by Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) project.  

This LIGO data has furnished the fact that the object which is created by the neutron-star merger is almost 2.7 times the mass of the Sun. Based on this fact; the researchers have concluded that either it is lowest-mass black hole ever identified or the enormous neutron star ever witnessed. The research team