NASA Discovers A New Unbelievably Big Black Hole.
When talking about the density and gravitational pull of black holes, scientists equate the gravitational weight of the sun to equal 1 solar mass.
It sits just at the threshold it takes for a black hole to exist at 21.1 solar masses.
Relatively tame compared to the black holes we’re going to get to later in this video.
So just how big can a black hole get?
Nobody knows if these black holes exist, but if they did, they would have to be some of the oldest objects in the universe.
To keep their massive size and epic universal journey through space going, black holes stay alive by gobbling down on the gas and the stars they encounter in their paths through space.
The Black holes that we know exist for a fact and can be observed are broken up into categories based on size.
The smallest observable black hole in the universe is measured at 6.3 solar masses and just 15 miles across.
The mass and pressure these events need to create Stellar black holes yield holes that can grow to well over 100 solar masses.
Can black holes get any bigger than a few million solar masses?
This galaxy is home to a black hole with a mass that is 40 billion times the size of our sun.
A black hole that massive could comfortably fit the size of our entire solar system in its gaping hole.
It wasn’t too long ago a black hole was discovered with a density of over 66 billion solar masses which is larger than every star in the Milky Way galaxy combined.
Quasars are objects from the early universe that are powered by supermassive black holes, much like Ton 618.
As far as we know, Ton 618 is the most massive black hole in the observable universe, with a diameter of over 242.2 billion miles.
The black hole we know to be the biggest in the observable universe can’t be more than 3 billion years old, meaning it’s one of the oldest objects in the sky.
Who knows how large the black hole could reach in the next million or even billion years, that is, if humanity is still around to observe it.
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