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Impossibly Big Black Hole Defies Science

Scientists have discovered a black hole 30 times the size of an ordinary black hole.  The discovery was made by astronomers from Keele University and the University of Central Lancashire.

In a far off galaxy estimated to be 9 billion years old called SAGE0536AGN, the black hole of this galaxy is too big in proportion to the size of the galaxy. A black hole out of  proportion to its galaxy’s mass defies science because it has has never been seen before, and current scientific theory does not support it either.

The black hole was first discovered by the NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and later examined further by another special telescope The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT)

Richard Gray for Mail Online reports:

“In most galaxies the supermassive black hole tends to grow at the same rate as the galaxy around it. Astronomers say SAGE0536AGN could be the first in a new class of galaxies to be discovered.

Dr Dr. Jacco van Loon, an astrophysicist at Keele University and lead author of the research, said: Galaxies have a vast mass and so do the black holes in their cores.

‘This one though is really too big for its boots – it simply shouldn’t be possible for it to be so large.’ ”

Trent Moore for Blastr reports:

“The Royal Astronomical Society said the galaxy, SAGE0536AGN, is either an “oddball” or a “new class” of galaxies. It’s located approximately 2 billion light-years from Earth and contains roughly 25 billion times the mass of the sun. As Space notes, galaxies this big typically harbor central black holes with the equivalent of 12 million solar masses or so. Which, yeah, is insane in itself. But SAGE0536AGN looks to be 30 times that heavy, with a weight of 350 million solar masses.”

Trent Moore from Blastr gives his opinion on what happened to cause such a proportionately large Black hole,

“…either the black hole somehow grew faster than the galaxy, or the galaxy perhaps stopped growing as the black hole kept chugging along.”

He later add,

…”it’s not the biggest supermassive black hole ever spotted. But those larger black holes typically fit into larger galaxies”

Take a look at the links below to find out more about this Black hole discovery from NASA and about two telescoped used.

http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/

http://www.salt.ac.za/

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Jason Edgerton

Mr. Edgerton holds a university degree in philosophy. He aims to provide valuable news content for Youth Independent readers.