“Dark Gateways” –Hidden in the Milky Way

intermediate mass black hole

 

This past February, a hidden intermediate mass black hole–a one-way door out of our universe– 30,000 times mass of the Sun, was detected packed in a region much smaller than our Solar System only 20 light-years from the supermassive black hole at the Galactic center. The stealth object was detected from its effects on an interstellar gas cloud. This intermediate mass black hole is one of over 100 million quiet black holes hidden in the Milky Way.

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