Supermassive Black Holes just broke free and is tearing through its own galaxy

Supermassive Black Holes just broke free and is tearing through its own galaxy :- In every galaxy in the universe, it is thought that Supermassive black holes are sit at the centre. It is not clear why they are always in the middle of the galaxy, but we are safe in this case.

Regular black holes form when a star at least five times more massive than the Sun runs out of fuel, and collapses in on itself to create a destructive void that not even light can escape.


There are also massive black holes – sometimes referred to as intermediate-mass black holes – which are 100 to 100,000 times more massive than our Sun.

On the other hand, Supermassive black holes contain hundreds of millions of times the mass of our Sun. The biggest ones can even be as heavy as 10 billion Suns.

Supermassive and Massive black holes are thought to be at the heart of every galaxy in the Universe. One suggestion is that the black hole existed first, and managed to pull an entire galaxy full of stuff in around it.

The other hypothesis is that the dark matter halo that surrounds every galaxy concentrates new galaxy material in such a way that you end up with a massive or supermassive black hole in the centre, and stars everywhere else.

We have found one such wandering supermassive black hole, tearing through the edges of galaxy SDSS J141711.07+522540.8, some 4.5 billion light-years from Earth.

We have known about this massive object, called XJ1417+52,before a decade ago and previous estimates have placed its mass at around 100,000 times that of our Sun.

It is thought that when collision happened, a sun from one galaxy wandered too close to the supermassive black hole of the other one, and the black hole got dislodged, and the sun shredded.

To give you an idea of how bright the encounter was, it was 10 times brighter than the brightest X-ray source ever seen for a potential wandering black hole, and it’s also about 10 times further away from us than the previous record holder.

We figure out how to travel to places billions of light-years away, the answer is no. But spare a thought for whatever matter it runs into in its own galaxy, because death by black hole is no fun for anyone.