Another Black Hole detected in the Milky Way

A team of Japanese astronomer led by Tomaharu Oka has found an ‘Intermediate-Mass ‘ Black Hole in the milky way galaxy.

This object is 200 light-years from the center of the galaxy and appears to be a gravity source 100,000 times as strong as the Sun. This can be a key to understand the mystery behind the black holes in the centre of the galaxies.

The team found an enigmatic gas cloud, 200 light years away from the centre of the galaxy. The gas cloud is called CO-0.40-0.22. The Nobeyama 45m Radio Telescope in Japan and the ASTE Telescope in Chile were central in this discovery.

The cloud has an elliptical shape with no holes on the inside and is made of two components. The black hole is being considered the second largest black hole in The Milky way Galaxy.

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Harshita Bajaj

Harshita has a background in Psychology and Criminology and is currently pursuing her PhD in Criminology. She can be found reading crime thrillers (or any other book for that matter) or binge-watching shows on Netflix when she is not in hibernation.
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