Blackhole: The mass of this supermassive black hole is 3 billion times the mass of our Sun. It has the power to swallow even a galaxy
Scientists have come to know about such a black hole, whose size is increasing every second as much as the size of our Earth. This information has surprised the scientists because no black hole develops so fast. It has been found that the mass of this supermassive black hole is 3 billion times the mass of our Sun.
The special thing is that other black holes of this size stopped growing billions of years ago, but it is still expanding. It is said that this black hole is about 500 times bigger than the Sagittarius A black hole is present in the heart of our galaxy. It can swallow up the entire galaxy like a giant.
According to space.com, researchers believe that this black hole is the fastest-growing black hole in the last 9 billion years. After all, what could be the reason for extending it till now? In this regard, lead researcher Christopher Onken, from the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Australian National University (ANU), has said that this may have happened due to the collision of two large galaxies. This collision would have given off a lot of energy to make the black hole grow.
According to them, due to the rapid rotation of matter on the surface of the black hole, its center has become very bright. It is 7,000 times brighter than the light of each star in our galaxy. The name of this center or quasar is SMSS J114447.77- 430859.3. This quasar has a brightness of 14.5 when viewed from Earth. This means that it is only slightly less luminous than the planet Pluto. It is possible to see it from dark areas with the help of good binoculars.
This black hole was discovered in a sky survey conducted at the Siding Spring Observatory in Australia. However, scientists have described this discovery as a needle in a haystack. Astronomers have been looking for such objects for the past 50 years, but this amazing black hole has gone unnoticed.
The research paper related to this discovery has been presented in the Journal of the Astronomical Society of Australia. It hasn’t been reviewed yet, but the preprint version is available through the thearXiv database.