Astronomers Have Found Evidence of a Big Black Hole Wandering Our Galaxy

Astronomers Have Found Evidence of a Big Black Hole Wandering Our Galaxy

by Michelle Starr, Science Alert

The peculiar movement of gas at the galactic center could be the smoking gun that finally leads astronomers to the most elusive type of black hole – the middleweight.

Black holes are pretty hard to find unless they’re actively feeding (or colliding), since they don’t emit any electromagnetic radiation (except perhaps for Hawking radiation, which, if it exists, we can’t detect).

That’s because electromagnetic radiation can’t achieve escape velocity from beyond the event horizon; thus black holes are invisible to our detection methods when they’re not doing something noticeable.

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