Astrophysicists have long suspected that up to 20,000 black holes can be in the center of the Milky Way. True, for a long time it was only a hypothesis. However, today it has been confirmed. Scientists from Columbia University in New York studied the data of the X-ray space laboratory Chandra and reported finding the first evidence of the existence of thousands of black holes in the center of our Galaxy.
It is believed that in the center of the Milky Way is a supermassive black hole Sagittarius A *, which is four million times heavier than the Sun, Nature writes . According to new data, this object is not alone and is surrounded by thousands of less massive black holes. This was clarified by the bursts of gravitational waves formed during the merging of these ordinary black holes with a supermassive center.
Astrophysicists confirmed that the number of such objects is from 10 to 20 thousand. Now scientists intend to closely monitor the gravitational waves that will help verify Einstein’s theory of relativity.