Astronomers Discovered Supermassive Black Hole In The Universe

Astronomers have discovered the largest black hole which can fit 30 billion suns at a time. The ultramassive 2.7 billion light-years away blackhole is located at the center of the galaxy, is and is the biggest ever black hole to have been discovered so far. 

Scientists Used New Technology

The ultra massive black hole estimated to be 30 billion times the mass of our Sun has left astronomers in awe. James Nightingale, a researcher at Durham University and author of the study, explains that this enormous black hole pushes the boundaries of what was previously thought possible. The discovery was made using a new technology known as “gravitational lensing,” used by astronomers to study distant galaxies and gain insights into the distribution of dark matter in the universe.

Studying Inactive Black Holes

The study which was published in journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society revealed that the new technology makes it possible to study inactive or dormant black holes. Dormant black holes are strange as they do not feed on nearby objects as they move freely around the black holes in relatively stable orbits.

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