Reportedly a group of Astronomers have observed clumps of gas which are dangerously orbiting close to a monster black hole for the first time. This beautiful, supermassive black hole pulls up 30 per cent of the speed of light.
According to the Scientists, this is nothing but a supermassive black hole known as Sagittarius A which is concealed at the centre of the Milky Way galaxy. Recent observations which have been stated by the European Southern Observatory reports that the cluster of gas is currently orbiting at 30 per cent of the conventional speed of light circularly right outside the event horizon of the black hole.
The astronomers used the GRAVITY instrument on Very Large Telescope of ESO to detect the flares comprised of infrared radiation which originates from the accumulation disc which surrounds the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A. The findings didn’t just confirm the existence of the supermassive black hole. Instead, they also suggested that the material is currently orbiting quite close to the event horizon of the black hole. According to the recent statement, the last observation contains the most comprehensive description and view of the material which is current orbiting near the black hole
One of the researchers of the study, Oliver Pfuhl said that “it is somewhat mind-boggling to really witness the material which is orbiting around a massive black hole at 30 per cent speed of light.” One of the scientist for Extraterrestrial Physics at the Max Planck Institute has revealed in a statement that “the tremendous sensitivity of GRAVITY has allowed them to observe the accumulation processes in unprecedented detail and in real time.”
Monster black holes such as Sagittarius A often remain concealed in the middle of most galaxies in the universe. The Gravitational forces around these cosmic wonders usually draw dust and gas. These findings were published on 18th of October in a journal – Astronomy & Astrophysics.