Discovery of a giant black hole that breaks the laws of the universe

Astronomers detected a black hole which would fit 17 million stars like the Sun

Se descubre un agujero negro gigante que rompe las leyes del universo

European scientists have discovered a supermassive black hole with a mass equivalent to 17,000 million soles, located in the center of a small galaxy, reported the scientific journal “Nature”.

The hole, detected by a team from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Heidelberg, West Germany), is located in the center of the galaxy NGC 1277, in the constellation Perseus, 220 million light years.

“It’s one of the biggest black holes have been observed so far and hundreds of times greater than we estimated for a galaxy of this size,” said the Dutch astronomer Remco van den Bosch, who led the research.

Scientists believe that most galaxies, including the Milky Way, contain within it a supermassive black hole, and so far have found about ninety candidates could be.

According to this hypothesis, the mass of such black holes represents about 0.1% of the total mass of the stellar bulge of its host galaxy, ie, the core group of stars that comprise it.

However, open hole mass by Remco van den Bosch and his team representing 14% of the total mass of the bulb galactic, 3 points more massive than the hole heretofore described.

Is a rarity
The tiny galaxy, whose mass is only one-tenth of our Milky Way, “is a rarity” because “most of it is a black hole and could be the first object in a new type of galaxy systems-black hole” said meanwhile Karl Gebhardt of the University of Texas (USA).

In fact, the open hole is so massive that the stars around it move very fast and over 100 kilometers per second (360,000 kilometers per hour).

“Most of these stars are strongly influenced by the severity of the black hole, which makes it very compact galaxy,” said Van den Bosch, who believes that this finding “could change theories about how galaxies form and evolve. “