Scientists May Have Found Another Black Hole in the Milky Way

This NASA image shows the black hole Sagittarius A in the heart of the Milky Way

What is obscure is the manner by which these supermassive black holes frame. According to their study, the team found evidence of a mid-sized black hole in a gas cluster near the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. "We have already detected several candidates for stray black holes".

That's how the black holes get massive so quickly.

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. A group of scientists from Keio University in Japan led by Tomoharu Oka declares that the molecular cloud is a feasible Intermediate Mass Black Hole candidate.

They discovered that the movement of the gases, which include carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide, was caused by enormous gravitational forces.

According to computer models, the most likely cause was a black hole, not more than 1.4 trillion kilometres across.

Recent research has shown supermassive black holes are essential to the creation of galaxies, stars - and even life itself.

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Intermediate-mass black holes (IMBHs) have always been the talk of scientists and were believed to have been the missing factor in explaining how the super massive black holes are formed. Once confirmed, the colossal gravity well will become the second biggest black hole in the Milky Way, behind only Sagittarius A*, a supermassive black hole with 4 million times the Sun's mass.

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.

Black holes are hard to spot because they don't emit any light of their own.

But if there really is a large (but not supermassive) black hole hiding in our galaxy, it must have come from somewhere.

Researchers say this piece of puzzle could be solved if "black holes of a few hundred thousand solar masses exist as seeds for their more massive counterparts".

In the hopes of better understanding this unusual behavior, the team originally observed CO-0.40-0.22 using the 45-meter radio telescope at the Nobeyama Radio Observatory in Japan.

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A new kind of black hole has been found at the centre of the Milky Way - a find that may help explain the evolution of the phenomena. By carefully analysing the gas densities present in the cloud they concluded that it harboured a very large "compact object" that had to be a black hole.

But such black holes had not previously been reliably detected and their existence has been fiercely debated among the astronomical community. If it were, in fact, a black hole, it would provide the first confirmation of the existence of intermediate-mass black holes.

Theoretical studies predict at least 100 million of these small black holes should exist in the Milky Way, however only about 60 have been found. With ALMA's extremely high-precision data, the researchers were able to confirm the wide distribution of velocities inside the gas cloud, but they also found a telltale clue: a spectrum of radio waves very similar to what Sagittarius A* produces, but about 500 times fainter.

But Oko and his team posit that CO-0.40-0.22 used to be the nucleus of a dwarf galaxy that was slowly drawn into the Milky Way.

It's believed they could be the seeds of their more massive counterparts - merging together to form a huge one. intermediate black holes might simply turn out to be their progenitors.

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