Lying for about 25000 light years away from earth, how did the Milky way evolve?? Scientists believe that it is a special type of black hole which has never been identified before, but many scientists have hypothesized about their existence. The most exciting thing is the likelihood that intermediate mass black holes are real.
A black hole is a region of space that has such an extremely powerful gravitational field that it absorbs all the light that passes near it and reflects none. "It's the most promising evidence so far" for an intermediate mass black hole, says astronomer Kevin Schawinski of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, who was not involved in the study.
It's hard to find black holes - because they are completely black.
But if this is the case, then how did the black hole form, and how did it get to the near-center of the galaxy?
They also found the emission from this cloud closely resembles a scaled-down version of the Milky Way's quiescent supermassive black hole.
Astronomers in Japan found the possible black hole in our own Milky Way galaxy, a long-theorized object which is bigger than the small black holes formed from a single star, but still much smaller than giant black holes such as the one at the center of the Milky Way.
A recent research stated that the black holes are important for the creation of galaxies, stars and life itself.
It's believed they could be the seeds of their more massive counterparts - merging together to form a very big one. intermediate black holes might simply turn out to be their progenitors. While astronomers have identified many objects that could be IMBHs, none of these sightings are accepted as being definitive. Gas in the cloud, detected with the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan's 45-meter Nobeyama radio telescope, was moving with a very wide range of velocities, some of it so fast that the team suspected something very massive was hiding there. These characteristics could be explained by a "gravitational kick" that is caused by "invisible compact object with a mass of about 105 solar masses".
Prof Oka said it suggests 'this massive object is an inactive IMBH which is not now accreting matter'.
All of which points to the fate that awaits the newly-found black hole.
Just how such supermassive black holes come to be is something scientists don't fully understand, because we can't yet theoretically explain how some of these ancient, gargantuan phenomena seem to have already formed when the Universe was young.
The finding can possibly lead to proof for generational relativity, a step that scientists claim would "make a considerable contribution to the progress of modern physics".