Signs of Second Largest Black Hole

According to ScienceDaily, there have been Signs of Second Largest Black Hole in the Milky Way. “Astronomers using the Nobeyama 45-m Radio Telescope have detected signs of an invisible black hole with a mass of 100 thousand times the mass of the Sun around the center of the Milky Way.” This black hole is actually located only 200 light years from the center of the Milky Way, which is very close in galaxy terms. The team of scientists who discovered it performed a simulation in which they flung gas clouds at the hole, discovering they picked up speed the closer they got to the hole. This theory also helped scientists “open a new way to search for black holes with radio telescopes.” I really found this interesting, the multiple types of black holes. I also feel like this could go a long way to understanding black holes and how they are formed. It is also very interesting the suction the black hole has, causing the clouds to reach maximum speed when they reach the hole. My only concern is how do we close them?



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