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Globular structure NGC 6101 might be hiding thousands of black holes: Study

Globular structure NGC 6101 might be hiding thousands of black holes: Study

The solar system and the Galaxy both are mysterious. One can’t gauge to what extent it assesses or how many stars and black holes are there. The universe is simply an edge of puzzlement, and they hold some of the greatest mysteries of the cosmic world. But recently, a newly conducted research found a globular cluster that demonstrates the possibilities of hiding several hundreds of black holes. This globular cluster located newly is truly a phenomenon that until now was thought impracticable. But the research held by a group of scientist at the University of Surrey has proven it to be practical and reported that this star cluster might nestle thousands of black holes.

Globular bunch is a circularly symmetrical, conservative gathering of a huge number of stars that are firmly bound by gravity. Utilizing the advanced technology and innovative manners of exploring the cosmic world, the group at the University of Surrey was become able to map a globular cluster known as NGC 6101, from which the presence of thousands of black holes was concluded. These black holes are a two times bigger than the dimension of the Sun, and frame in the gravitational breakdown of massive stars toward the end of their lives.

In 2013, astrophysicists found individual black holes in globular clusters through rare phenomena in which a companion star donates material to the black hole. And the recent study supported by the European Research Council (ERC), has shown that NGC 6101 has the potency to nestle millions of black holes, toppling old speculations in the matter of how black holes outline.

The lead author of this project, Miklos Peuten said that “Due to their nature, black holes is impossible to see with a telescope, because no photons can escape. In order to find them, we look for their gravitational effect on their surroundings. Using observations and simulations, we can spot the distinctive clues to their whereabouts and therefore effectively ‘see’ the un-seeable.”

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