Have you ever wondered, how big a black hole could be? Not? Well, imagine crushing the Sun into a size of a small town and crushing the Earth into a size of a peanut. You will now get a gist about its size. Yes, and that’s mind blowing but scary at the same time, knowing that these “heavenly bodies” are known as destroyers because if the phoenix cluster black hole came anywhere near us, we would all become human spaghetti.
Throughout our solar system are thousands of tiny black holes, each about the size of an atomic nucleus. Unlike their larger brethren, black holes are gigantic cosmic monsters (even the mini ones), exotic objects whose gravity is so strong that not even light can escape their clutches. They are primordial leftovers from the Big Bang. They come in a wide variety of forms, from small stellar-mass bodies to the super massive beasts that reside at the hearts of galaxies.
At the center of almost every galaxy lies the one and only super massive black hole! A black hole is millions to billions of times compared to the mass of our sun. The question of how these black holes form is an open mystery.
Our own galaxy has 4 million solar mass of black hole at its center. These small yet terrible black holes could possibly grow, recently, astronomers focused on what sources of matter they might feed on.
Scientists had thought bulges were necessary in order for these super massive black holes to grow, with the black holes gaining weight as they feasted on the buffet of stars in the bulge. In addition to stars in bulges, these monsters could also gorge on the disks of galaxies, the haloes of mysterious dark matter that surround galaxies, or so-called “pseudobulges,” which are concentrations of starlight near the centers of galaxies in the disk that do not extend above it as do stars in a bulge. Pseudobulges may be accumulations of disk material that migrate toward galactic cores, some of it tumbling all the way in to feed the supermassive black hole’s growth.
As an afterthought, without these black holes, we wouldn’t even be here.
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