Tens of millions of black holes, birthed from the collapse of dying stars, could be lurking undetected in our own galaxy.

A new ‘cosmic inventory’ has revealed that there may be far more black holes in the Milky Way than previously expected, with as many as 100 million now thought to exist.

The analysis also suggests mergers between black holes each more than 30 times the size of the sun could be more common than once thought, giving rise to more gravitational wave detections in the future.

GRAVITATIONAL WAVES, EXPLAINED

Scientists view the the universe as being made up of a ‘fabric of space-time’.

This corresponds to Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, published in 1916.

Objects in the universe bend this fabric, and more massive objects bend it more.

More…

See Also:

Einstein’s Relativity Tested by Giant Star and Monster Black Hole

Hubble Telescope Sees Merging ‘David and Goliath’ Galaxy Pair (Photos, Video)

‘Holy Grail’ of Space: Huge ancient asteroids discovery reveals SECRET origins of UNIVERSE

Four Earth-sized planets detected orbiting the nearest sun-like star

How Big is the Biggest Possible Planet?

Betelgeuse: The Eventual Supernova

Life in the Saturn System? Cassini Has Shown It’s Possible

The mystery of the strange ‘swirls’ on the moon: NASA mission to investigate over 100 odd patterns on the lunar surface

The Source for Up to Half of Earth’s Internal Heat Is Unknown

Some Alien Planets May Bypass Habitability

Look Everywhere, All the Time: New ‘Laser SETI’ Approach Unveiled

Radical new propulsion system can propel tiny satellites with a spoonful of water

NASA confirms Planet X EXISTS but could mythical Nibiru really DESTROY earth next month?


(Visited 42 times, 1 visits today)