Black Hole 100000 times bigger than Sun discovered in Milky Way

What is unknown is how these supermassive black holes form. The cloud had what the team called "extremely broad velocity width", meaning it was moving very fast with varying velocities they could not explain.

But the mass of the newly identified black hole is only about 100,000 times that of our sun - placing it in the "intermediate sized" class.

If the entity is confirmed to be a black hole, it will be the second largest black hole discovered in the Milky Way, the first being the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A*, which lies right at the very center of our galaxy.

Given that the sun is over a hundred times the size of our little planet, that means this black hole is an absolutely ridiculous size. Simulations of the gas movements suggested it harbored a black hole of 100,000 solar masses.


That accolade is reserved for Sagittarius A, which is anchored at the very centre of the galaxy and has a mass of 400 million suns. They noticed that the molecules in the elliptical cloud, built up of toxic gases including hydrogen cyanide and carbon monoxide, were being twisted and pulled by colossal gravitational forces.

What are Intermediate Mass Black Holes?

Instead, researchers look to possible influences on nearby objects or disruptions in gravitation to detect these occurrences and, based upon observations of the cloud of molecular gas, scientists believe the most likely cause of these particular gravitational disruptions could be the existence of a black hole.

This discovery would open new doors in research regarding supermassive black holes, in order for scientists to gain a better understanding of these huge space creations.


Intermediate-mass black holes (IMBHs) are considered the missing link in the evolution of the cosmic objects and could help explain how supermassive black holes are formed.

If the discovery is confirmed, the invisible behemoth will rank as the second largest black hole ever seen in the Milky Way after the supermassive black hole known as Sagittarius A* that is anchored at the very centre of the galaxy.

Oka has yet to say if that'll result in the destruction of the world as we know it and we'll be sucked up into and destroyed by a vortex of incredible nothingness. If these are plentiful, as astronomers theorize, they could merge at the center of a galaxy to form a supermassive black hole. The amount of light coming out of it at these wavelengths were about 1/500 of that emitted by the supermassive black hole at our galaxy's center. This unusual movement perplexed the researchers, so they made a decision to point the powerful ALMA telescope in Chile's Atacam desert at the cloud. Reports claimed that it is approximately 100,000 times more enormous than our sun, and it is lurking in a toxic gas cloud near the centre of Milky Way galaxy. The similarities could indicate the existence of a mid-sized black hole, the researchers say. One possibility is that IMBHs are first formed when a young compact cluster of stars undergoes a gravitational collapse.

"Theoretical studies have predicted that 100 million to one billion black holes should exist in the Milky Way, although only 60 or so have been identified through observations so far", the authors continue. Instead, the scientists suggest it is the former core of a dwarf galaxy that has been subsumed into the Milky Way, stripped of its stars, and is destined to one day fall into Sgr A*. "This would make a considerable contribution to the progress of modern physics".



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