Named the exact mass of a supermassive black hole of the Milky Way
Created: August 27, 2016
Astrophysicists from the United States and Spain held the most accurate to date assessment of the weight of a supermassive black hole, which, scientists believe, is located in the center of the Milky Way is active.
The supermassive black hole Sagittarius A *, as follows from the assessment made by scientists in the 4.02 million times heavier than the sun. Also, astronomers have refined the distance from it to the earth, which was found to be 7.86 kiloparsec.
Their findings, scientists basing on stellar photometry with low luminosity orbiting Sagittarius A *, which was carried out in 1995-2013 years.
Supermassive black hole of at least one hundred thousand times heavier than the sun. As a rule, most of the active centers of large galaxies are arranged such objects. They, according to scientists, have a determining influence on the evolution of large-scale solar systems. In particular, in the center of the Milky Way and Andromeda are located supermassive black holes, which, researchers estimate that about four billion years merge into one.