Recent research by 17 astronomers in nine countries suggests that Black holes can carry dark energy, which is what causes the expansion of the universe..
This research was conducted by the University of Hawaii (United States), according to The Conversation. They compared the growth rates of black holes in different galaxies. Contrary to the hypothesis that dark energy is released into space-time, the team believes it is created and exists inside black holes, which form when stars die.
A simulation of a black hole, which could help explain dark energy. (Photo: NASA).
As a result, they compared the mass of black holes in young galaxies – where stars are still forming, with the mass of black holes in sleeping giant galaxies – where no stars are yet being born, the Guardian reported.
In young galaxies, black holes can grow by sucking in nearby stars and matter. Meanwhile, in old galaxies, there isn’t much for black holes to suck up.
Scientists have discovered Black holes in sleeping galaxies are 7 to 20 times more massive than expected. They believe this is the process an expanding black hole will have to go through.
In two papers published in Astrophysical Journal and Astrophysical Journal Letters, the researchers said These findings could be explained if black holes grew as the universe expanded.. They estimated that the expansion of the observed objects could be due to black holes carrying dark energy nuclei, “power” The mystery behind the universe is expanding faster and faster.
“We believe that black holes are the source of dark energy. This dark energy is created when ordinary matter is compressed during the death and collapse of giant stars.said Duncan Farrah – astronomer at the University of Hawaii.
Some independent experts remain skeptical about this new discovery. Some say that while this idea deserves careful consideration, it is too early to associate black holes with dark energy. According to Coversation, scientists infer the existence of dark energy when they observe stars and galaxies, but it is clear what it is and where it comes from.
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Recent research by 17 astronomers in 9 countries suggests that black holes could carry dark energy, the cause of the expansion of the universe…