Biggest Black Hole Ever Found in Nearby Galaxy - Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News - FOXNews.com
PASADENA, Calif. — The most massive black hole yet weighed lurks at the heart of the relatively nearby giant galaxy M87.
The super massive black hole is two to three times heftier than previously thought, a new model showed, weighing in at a whopping 6.4 billion times the mass of the sun.
For those who share a similar passion and astonishment as I do when discussing astronomy, the dimensions of this black hole are truly awe inspiring.
I read an article recently that discussed the possible theories concerning the activity of matter at a quantum physics level as it enters an event horizon of a black hole. Also mentioned was varying theories discussing the validity of the proposed theories of what occurs at the singularity of a black hole where matter is crushed to an infinite density and the disappearance of space time as we know. I think I have a decent grasp on the very basics of the material and terminology, but I get my mind blown every time.
An exciting frontier in my opinion, new theories are being introduced quite frequently. This theories each present unique perspectives and put a spin on new theories and make improvement upon old theories and subsequently shine light on areas that weren't thought of prevviously.
I would be interested in what Stephen Hawking has to say concerning the recent discovery of the new super massive black hole. Although the black hole in itself does not present any new fields to be studied in itself, the sheer magnitude of it is certain to raise a number of questions and hypotheses.