Numerical simulations around a point-like massive object reproduce the kinematics of dense molecular gas well, which suggests that CO-0.40-0.22* is one of the most promising candidates for an intermediate-mass black hole.
If confirmed, the object will rank as the second largest blackhole in the Milky Way after the supermassive Sagittarius A* which is located at the very centre of the galaxy. Unlike those that make up other interstellar clouds, the gases in this cloud - including hydrogen cyanide and carbon monoxide - move at wildly different speeds. They found that molecules in the elliptical cloud, which is 200 light years from the centre of the Milky Way and 150 trillion kilometres wide, were being pulled around by enormous gravitational forces.
Alternatively, a supermassive black hole seed could come from a giant star, about 100 times the sun's mass, that ultimately forms into a black hole after it runs out of fuel and collapses.
Black holes are the stuff of dreams for science fiction writers everywhere and a source of fascination for scientists and ordinary people alike. According to theoretical studies, over 100 million black holes exist in the Milky Way.
That could be the case here, too, with the newly discovered intermediate - found in a gas cloud called CO-0.40-0.22 - thought to be destined for a slow, one-way trip towards Sagittarius A*, into which it would ultimately be subsumed.
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New observations with some of the biggest radio telescopes in the world have provided new evidence that supermassive black holes are more than just 'all-powerful cosmic drains'.
But intermediate-sized black holes have eluded detection.
Now, a new study has found that magnetic fields neighboring a black hole's accretion disk can trap charged particles in their surroundings, creating tornado-like jets that shoot out across an entire galaxy to kick-start star formation.
Brooke Simmons at the University of California in San Diego, who was not involved in the study, described the research as "careful detective work". "We know very little about how black holes form".
'If you have a rotating black hole with an accretion disk (particles orbiting the black hole), it can actually act like a kind of dynamo, ' Emonts said.
"Astrophysicists have been collecting observational evidence for both stellar mass black holes and supermassive black holes for decades, but even though we think the largest ones grow from the smallest ones, we've never really had clear evidence for a black hole with a mass in between those extremes", she added.
The concept of Black holes was firstly predicted by Albert Einstein.