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Found the heaviest object in the Universe-a supermassive black hole has a mass of 20 billion solar masses- VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 22:37

In the Nature magazine published an article of scientists from the Institute of Astronomy of the Max Planck Society in Heidelberg, Germany, under the direction of Remco van den Bosch, that found the heaviest object in the Universe- black hole in the center of the galaxy NGC 1277, which is located at a distance 228 million light-years off the Earth in the constellation of Perseus, - has a mass, that is nearly 20 billion times more the mass of our Sun. Thus, the black hole at the center of the galaxy NGC 1277 is almost twice massive of the previous record holder in the Universe- black hole in the galaxy NGC 4889 with a mass of 9.8 billion solar masses. Opening the black hole at the center of the galaxy NGC 1277 was made with an infrared spectrometer on Hobby-Eberly Telescope, which is located in McDonald Observatory, USA. According to Karl Gebhardt from the University of Texas at Austin, USA, the galaxy NGC 1277 is very unusual and do not like to the other galaxy, as the black hole at its center contains more than 14% of the total mass of the galaxy, that there is nowhere else . In the video below shows the animation of a black hole in the galaxy NGC 4889, which made of Remco van den Bosch, 1 second of video corresponds to 22 million years, THE VIDEO:

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