Rogue Black Holes May Roam the Milky Way
May 1, 2009
This artist's conception shows a rogue black hole floating near a globular star cluster on the outskirts of the Milky Way. New calculations by Ryan O'Leary and Avi Loeb suggest that hundreds of massive black holes, left over from the galaxy-building days of the early universe, may wander the Milky Way. Fortunately, the closest rogue black hole should reside thousands of light-years from Earth.
Topics: Galactic astronomy, Spiral galaxies, Local Group, Environment, Hospitality Recreation, GCIRS 13E, Abraham (Avi) Loeb, The Universe, Supermassive black hole, Star cluster, Black hole, Globular cluster, Galaxy, Milky Way