The outer space has always intrigued scientists all across the globe. But amidst all the interstellar objects, the world of astrophysics has been debating over the relationship between the super massive black holes located at the center of elliptical galaxies and the dark matter which surrounds them.
The controversy has continued for a long time without any satisfying answer, but the latest discoveries can put the controversy to a permanent rest. The latest information has been gathered by scholars from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
The previous illustrations stated that the size of the Black Hole located in the center of the elliptical galaxy is directly proportional to the total mass of all the stars contained in the Galaxy. The research from the Harvard – Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has some other things to say.
According to the reports, there exists a strong relationship between the Black hole and the dark matter that around the Galaxy. The study has been based on the 3000 elliptical galaxies of different shapes. The constituents of the elliptical galaxies have played a major part in the research leading to the conclusion.
The research scholars of the Harvard – Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics used the motions of the stars to determine the weight of the black holes at the center of the elliptical galaxies. X-ray was used to measure the weight of the black mass surrounding the galaxies.
The research lead to the conclusion that a strong relation exists between the black hole and the black mass around the galaxies compared to the black holes and the number of stars contained in the galaxies. The researchers also believe that the growth of the elliptical galaxies is also related to the black hole and the black mass surrounding the galaxies.
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