Image: Black hole bounty captured in the center of the Milky Way

May 31, 2018, NASA
Credit: NASA/Chandra X-Ray Observatory

Astronomers have discovered evidence for thousands of black holes located near the center of our Milky Way galaxy using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

This black hole bounty consists of stellar-mass , which typically weigh between five to 30 times the mass of our Sun. These newly identified black holes were found within three light years—a relatively short distance on cosmic scales—of the at our Galaxy's center known as Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*).

Theoretical studies of the dynamics of stars in galaxies have indicated that a large population of stellar mass black holes—as many as 20,000—could drift inward over the eons and collect around Sgr A*. This recent analysis using Chandra data is the first observational evidence for such a black hole bounty.

A black hole by itself is invisible. However, a black hole—or neutron star—locked in close orbit with a star will pull gas from its companion (astronomers call these systems "X-ray binaries"). This material falls into a disk and heats up to millions of degrees and produces X-rays before disappearing into the black hole. Some of these X-ray binaries appear as point-like sources in the Chandra image.

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Brad Watson MIA
5 / 5 (1) Jul 27, 2018
"The Big Bang-Bit Bang - a supermassive white hole expansion of energy and information – 13.8 billion years ago was the result of a supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy in another universe. This duality combines these singularities (relativity) in a birth-life-death-transformation-rebirth cycle in The Conglomerate of Universes (multiverse without bubble universes and parallel worlds). Our Universe and that SBH share the same event horizon. That SBH-SWH phase transition formed an umbilical Einstein-Rosen wormhole with energy transformed and information transferred (scrambled?). This Universe is the offspring of another universe. This cause-and-effect explains both infinite space and eternity. Self-replication is the simplest plan for everything from a cell to a universe to a mind." - 1st part of Seal #1 of "7 Seals" revealed as 'Beyond Einstein Theories'

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