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Japanese researchers find signs of galaxy’s second-largest black hole

  • 2016/02/02

Researchers at Keio University said they have detected signs of the second-largest black hole in our galaxy.

Foto: Keio University

The finding by the team led by professor Tomoharu Oka may support the hypothesis that supermassive black holes, such as the one located at the center of the Milky Way, are formed by mergers of intermediate mass black holes.

According to their study, described in Astrophysical Journal Letters earlier this month, the team observed a molecular cloud, or a cluster of gas with high temperatures and high density, in the central area of the galaxy, some 27,000 light-years from Earth.

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