Scientists spot black hole so huge it ’shouldn’t even exist’ in our galaxy

Scientists spot black hole so huge it ’shouldn’t even exist’ in our galaxy

Astronomers have discovered a black hole in the Milky Way so huge that it challenges models of how stars evolve. LB-1, 15,000 light years from Earth, has a mass 70 times greater than the Sun. The Milky Way is estimated to contain 100 million stellar black holes but LB-1 is twice as massive as anything scientists thought possible, said a professor at the National Astronomical Observatory of China.

porcus 4 months

Regarding the RT article about the formation of planets in orbit around monster black holes - sure, but you probably wouldn't find life there and you wouldn't want to stick around that much yourself. Black holes bring all kinds of things into orbit around them and I would bet that any planets would be pulverized with bombardments from whatever else was in orbit. Not to mention that the big boys tend to be in high radiation areas from accelerating all that matter into their maws, and the gamma ray bursts that some give off. Any planet around those black holes are likely sterile.

Avi Khait
Avi Khait 4 months

That's impolite. You should say super-massive African-American holes.

porcus 4 months

The black hole articles are extremely confusing, I am not sure what they are trying to communicate. Black holes of tens of millions of solar masses are known, and scientists are pretty sure they got that big from gobbling other matter (gas and dust usually). And we also know that these super-massive black holes (oh yeah! Muse reference) grew from smaller black holes. So why are they acting as if this is some sort of mystery?

R0411 4 months

Just another example of why science is never settled, and even if all the scientists agree about something, they are probably wrong.

Ben B.
Ben B. 4 months

I see too many articles about space saying this or that should not exist. When will we admit we know basically nothing about how space and time really work?

Barry 4 months

nothing SHOULD exist but here it is anyways

David Silverstone
David Silverstone 4 months

They need to stop creating artistic impressions of these things. It makes everyone dumber, at the cost of making them think they understand whats going on. They see this stuff in numbers and raw data. It's practically fake for all intents and purposes, of which they throw into a function and it spits out an expected result.

Steve 4 months

This article is another great example of how much we still have to learn about reality.

Rational ific
Rational ific 4 months

From a science-educated layman's perspective, aren't there black holes with billions of times the mass of the sun? So why is one 70 times greater such a shock? Even though the largest ones are at the centers of galaxies, couldn't a few large stars be swallowed up to create this one?

ConcealCarryProtect 4 months

15000 light years from earth? Why so far? Come a little closer.

Mitchell 4 months

I shouldn't even be writing comments about it.

Gucci Swag B
Gucci Swag B 4 months

So it’s even bigger than Uranus?

Nik 4 months

interstellar is happening

Edward Williams
Edward Williams 4 months

It couldn't have been bigger than my gf's hole after I was done with her 🤣🤣🤣

porcus 4 months

Very interesting but it would be better to have details about the effect such a massive object has on the other galaxy. And it's location.

Rhokanth 4 months

They finally found yo momma.

Daniel McEwen
Daniel McEwen 4 months

Hard to decide what to believe from science articles. One says life must be extremely rare in the universe. Another will say it's probably far more prevalent than we ever imagined. The articles have no filter for what they say and "scientists" could be three people. Hell, they could be animal biologists.

Moogle Joestar
Moogle Joestar 4 months

So is it bigger than our super massive black hole? Shouldn't that mean that this discovered black hole is the actual center of the milky way?

TheMadDane 4 months

It's Jesus on his way back. Watch your back, sinners.

bloomie 4 months

Sounds like the start of a yo mama joke

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