American scientists have specifically identified the second super monster black hole known to humanity, almost equal to Sagittarius A*.
Currently, it is still “invisible” to the eyes of the Earth, but not for long – say researchers from the Harvard & Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA).
This “super” monster is called Léon I*estimated c3 million times more massive than the Sun, That is, it is only slightly inferior to the largest monster for which humanity has ever provided solid evidence – Sagittarius A* weighs up to 4 million Suns, the central black hole of the Milky Way containing Earth, which is a giant galaxy compared to the others. objects of the same type.
Lion I* is a supermassive black hole
Leo I* is a supermassive black hole – (Graphic image from SCITECH DAILY)
According to SciTech Daily, the first clues about this monster black hole appeared in 2021, when another independent research team noticed that stars were speeding up as they approached the center of the dwarf galaxy Leo I. Many Similar clues about many other monster black holes have been given, but 100% confirmation of its existence is a long and difficult road.
The big challenge in bringing Leo I* out of the mythos is that a dwarf galaxy generally doesn’t have enough gas to accumulate to the point of “shining” with the kinds of cosmic rays that telescopes can capture.
However, new research shows The small amount of mass it removes from stars also provides the accretion rate needed for observation. Because it is surrounded by red giant stars, which have strong stellar winds and often release part of their bodies into the surrounding environment, “To the mouth” black hole.
They applied this research to two observations from the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Very Large Radio Telescope in New Mexico. The data is still being analyzed and for now the Cfā authors can only give a brief description, but they believe that in the near future a real photo will be extracted – like the one we saw on Sagittarius A*.
New research has just been published in a scientific journal Letters from astrophysical journals.
Article source: NLD
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American scientists have specifically identified the second super monster black hole known to humanity, almost equal to Sagittarius A*. Currently, it is still…