Scientists think they may have found another black hole at the center of our galaxy, and the implications for our understanding of the universe is huge.
In an amazing new discovery, scientists think they may have found a mid-sized black hole that is a 100,000 times more massive than our sun in the Milky Way. Astronomers in Japan analyzed data while examining a cloud of molecular gas near the galaxy’s center and found evidence consistent with a black hole.
They studied the cloud and determined that the gas was moving at greatly different speeds, and a clump of gas toward the center of the cloud appeared to be warped by gravitational forces of a massive scale. The findings were published in the journal Nature Astronomy.
They also discovered a source of radio waves that resembles Sagittarius A, which is the massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. Researchers think it may have formed after a dwarf galaxy was pulled into the Milky Way, and the discovery could prove that galaxies grow by snatching up their neighbors.