Scientists may have noticed a black hole that is so huge that it should not even exist, although they are not quite sure if it is working out at all. The mass of the black hole is 100 times that of the sun
A potential black hole, twice as large as what physicists thought was possible, was discovered by gravity wave detectors LIGO and Virgo at the European Gravity Observatory.
A black hole is usually formed when a star collapses after it runs out of fuel, but this only happens when the star's core is less than 50 times larger larger than the mass of the sun, explains Quanta magazine. Stars with larger masses, between 50-130 times larger than the mass of the Sun, either cast matter until they are small enough or are destroyed by a powerful explosion, which means that this new potential black hole refutes what scientists understand the possible.
Black holes larger than 130 solar masses can also form when their core failure is too strong to stop. M87 * is an example of a black hole that is 6.5 billion times more massive than the Sun.
Scientists scratch their heads trying to figure out how this one came in a newly emerged potential big black hole existence. According to Qanta, they suspect that the black hole may be the result of collision and merging of smaller black holes into one giant. They believe that somewhere in the dense zone of the Universe, a black hole of 30 and 50 solar masses may merge and the new black hole can then be combined with another to explain the signals they have detected.
The Ligo and Virgo team refused to confirm or deny the black hole rumors. Detailed information on the most recent monitoring period, which began in April, is yet to be published. It plans to reveal everything by spring 2020, so we will have to wait until then to find out if the black hole even exists and how it came about.
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