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Primeval Galaxies Banged Together Creates Supermassive Black Hole

Update Date: Dec 28, 2015 09:54 AM EST

Huge black holes in the beginning of the universe were formed by taking an unusual route. The colossal gas clouds in some of the first galaxies of the universe warped in their own gravity to create massive black holes, says the theoretical astrophysicist Lucio Mayer from the University of Zurich at the Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics on 15th December. This hypothesized process explains the shortcut that they may have taken to gain its supermassive status, since the black holes are thought to have grown gradually by unifying with each other and swallowing the matter. It also elaborates how this mechanism does not depend on stars to produce black holes in the first place, as per 28th Texas Symposium.

However plausible does Mayer's proposal seems, it still needs acceptance from other astrophysicists to be considered viable. But if the theory is confirmed, it will explain a lot about why the astronomers keep finding the huge black holes even when when the universe was formed less than 1 billion years ago. This mystery of supermassive status come downs to timing. The first stars, some of them bigger than the mass of sun by at least 100 times, were formed a millions after the big bang happened. When the large stars exploded, they left behind black holes that had approximately the same mass. However, as per the telescopic observations made recently, about 500 million years which is not a very long time in cosmos, revealed that the weight of some black holes was as much as 10 billion solar masses, reports Nature. Regardless of how frequently the black holes fed on mass and combined with each other, they would never be able to grow by a factor of 100 million so soon, as reported by Science News.

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