EDUCATIONAL SCIENCE

New study suggests tens of thousands of black holes exist in Milky Way’s center

A Columbia University-led team of astrophysicists has discovered a dozen black holes gathered around Sagittarius A* the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. Sgr A* is surrounded by a halo of gas and dust that provides the perfect breeding ground for the birth of massive stars, which live, die and could turn into black holes there.

The researchers then analyzed the properties and spatial distribution of the identified binary systems and extrapolated from their observations that there must be anywhere from 300 to 500 black hole-low mass binaries and about 10,000 isolated black holes in the area surrounding Sgr A*.

 

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