In 2014, the supermassive black hole known as Markarian 335 was observed mysteriously ejecting an object into space. Located near the constellation of Pegasus, some 324 million light-years from Earth, the black hole is one of the heaviest and quickest spinning ever observed – a true colossus that turns so fast that it pulls space and time in with it.
The phenomenon was observed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration – NASA – the U.S. government agency responsible for the study of galactic events. NASA was founded by President Dwight. D. Eisenhower in 1958, less than a year after the Soviet Union had successfully launched Sputnik 1, the world’s first satellite, and placed it in orbit around the Earth.