Seeds of Super Massive Black Holes Found

We’ve found small black holes and we’ve found really, really big black holes. But what about the “inbetweener” black holes?

The very existence of this class of black hole is disputed, but a Japanese group of astronomers have found the potential locations of three intermediate black hole (IMBH) candidates inside previously unknown star clusters near the center of the Milky Way.

But what are IMBHs and why are they so important?

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Image: Artist’s impression of one of the star clusters containing an IMBH. Credit: Keio University

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