10,000 Black Holes in our Galaxy – Is It True?

10,000 Black Holes in our Galaxy – Is It True?
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For some this may sound a little bit frightening, thinking that there are around 10,000 black holes in our galaxy that could lead to a disaster. Yes, our ideas are fueled by what we have seen in movies or read online or from books but things are not as bad as they may seem. To some degree, having these many black holes is normal.

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We have known for some time that our galaxy’s center is made up of a cluster of supernovae, pulsars, stars, gas and dust. We should not forget the incredibly large black hole that has been named Sagittarius A. How big is it? Well, its mass is equal to about the mass of 4 million suns.

Recently, 10,000 black holes have just been discovered to exist in the center of Milky Way. In order to uncover this, Charles Hailey and his colleagues have decided to comb through old archival data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. They saw that there are around 12 stellar black holes that have stars the size of the sun orbiting them.

After they found out about this information, researchers started to wonder what more is there that they have not yet seen in our galaxy. Since they saw that these black holes have stellar companions they decided to extrapolate this find and calculate the possibility of there being more black holes in our galaxy than we may think. After their calculations, they found out that there are probably 10,000 black holes that exist in clusters somewhere in the center of our galaxy.

Do not take this information as the absolute truth. Since there is a lot going on in the center of the galaxy it is not 100 percent sure that there are 10,000 black holes out there but even if there is just a tenth of that out there, it is a tenth more that scientists did not know about before.


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