Because nothing can get out of black holes, physicists struggle understanding these objects. Not even the laws of physics tell us what happens when something falls into a black hole—at least not yet. Therefore, black holes remain cosmic mysteries, and many scientists work hard to solve the mystery of black holes. And by comparing these new observations with those of M87, researchers can learn more about how black holes of different masses behave. Finally there are the supermassive black holes that inhabit the centre of most galaxies. These are thought to arise relatively soon after their galaxies are formed, devouring enormous amounts of material to achieve colossal size.
The merging of both light and heavy seeds and the subsequent ingestion of more matter may then lead to a supermassive black hole. It is believed that one may exist at the centre of the Milky Way, as well as at the … Read MoreRead More »