Japanese scientists obtained evidence of the presence of an average black hole near the center of the Milky Way. For many years, researchers have found traces of large and small black holes. But there was little information about the average objects. This forced the scientific world to search more intensively.
Scientists last year noticed a gas cloud near a cent, whose behavior seemed strange: some gases moved faster than others. The cloud CO-0.40-0.22 attracted more and more attention because it hinted at the presence of an intermediate black hole. These objects are important because they contribute to the understanding of the formation of massive black holes. To get more information, they used the Atacama massif in Chile. Near the cluster, they discovered a source of radio waves, which was similar to a central black hole, but weaker 500 times. To search for additional arguments, the researchers created a gas cloud model and noticed that everything points to a medium-sized black hole.
No one knows how such a formation appeared in such a place. But the team hopes that more in-depth research will help to learn the details of the hole absorption process to create larger-scale structures.