What could be the second largest black hole in the Milky Way discovered by surprise

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Imagine being able to dedicate yourself professionally to the world of astronomy, a very interesting science that, as has happened on this occasion, can provide us in a rather surprising way to know what happens outside planet Earth or simply show that, far from this planet, things can happen that we did not even imagine.

This is precisely what has happened to a group of Japanese astronomers who, while making use of the ALMA telescope For some works and studies of space, they specifically had it oriented to be able to observe the behavior of a cloud of toxic gases, they realized that what they really had before them was nothing less than the one baptized as second largest black hole in the Milky Way.


Thanks to the capacity of ALMA telescope has been able to discover the so-called second largest black hole in the Milky Way

It should be noted that this immense black hole had not been discovered until now precisely due to the limited means on which astronomers counted. In order to find this black hole, no matter how large it may be, it has had to make use of nothing less than the ALMA (Large Millimeter / submillimeter Array) telescope is a system composed of 66 radio telescopes which has been located in the Sierra de Atacama (Chile).

According to the statements made by the spokesperson of this group of Japanese astronomers, apparently and during the investigations they were carrying out on a cloud of toxic gases, the group of scientists realized that the molecules in the cloud were being dragged by a huge gravitational force, something that could only be explained by the presence of a black hole with a surrounding area of 1.4 billion kilometers.

Undoubtedly, a piece of information that gives us a lot to think about since a black hole of these characteristics, according to experts in the field, would be a one hundred thousand times more massive than the Sun itself, a fact that, without a doubt, helps us a little more to understand what type of black hole we could be facing, which has not been discovered until days ago, something that makes us think about everything we do not know and if there are more of these black holes or other types of elements.

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It has not yet been possible to confirm the discovery of this portentous black hole

At the moment, many researchers are trying to look at this particular point in space to determine whether or not we could really be in front of the second largest known black hole in the entire Milky Way. As a detail, tell you that, according to other groups of researchers, apparently radio waves have been captured that could indicate that there really is a black hole in the center of this toxic cloud and that this would be the first intermediate mass found in the Milky Way.

We are facing a discovery that brings us a little closer to that elusive knowledge that would help us understand how the Milky Way could be created, not in vain, scientists have the suspicion that a black hole is formed when some stars explode when 'morir'. On the other hand, there are many scientists who consider that the creation of these supermassive black holes are formed when several merge, thus creating a larger one or, according to other sources, by accumulating material from part of the galaxy that surrounds the black hole itself. .

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Tomoharu Oka is the astronomer leading the team that has discovered the presence of this supermassive black hole

According to statements made by no less than Tomoharu Oka, Japanese astronomer who is in charge of this research, apparently this black hole that would have been discovered recently could be the core of an old dwarf galaxy which was cannibalized during the formation of the Milky Way billions of years ago.

As Tomoharu Oka believes, it seems in the future this black hole will be attracted by Sagittarius A, the largest black hole in our entire galaxy. The moment both black holes unite, an even bigger and more massive one will be created. At the moment all are indications and, as the scientists assure, it has not yet been possible to confirm neither the find nor its true importance, although this research has opened new fronts with which to determine the origin of these elements.

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