Scientists from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration USA (NASA) with the Hubble Space Telescope have found evidence for a new cluster of blue stars near the black hole of intermediate mass HLX-1. This is stated in the official press release NASA.
According to the researchers, this discovery sheds new light on the presentation of the science of the development of supermassive black holes and intermediate mass black holes. Until now, scientists were very little is known about the existence of an intermediate-mass black holes. Now, thanks to new images Hubble, scientists are one step closer to unlocking their mysteries.
Cluster of young stars blue spectrum characteristic of the galactic center, and not for the suburbs, while the open cluster near the Hubble HLX-1 is located just on the outskirts of the Milky Way. One theory scientists, once the black hole HLX-1 was the center of a dwarf galaxy, much of which is under the influence of gravity shifted to the Milky Way.
NASA scientists plan to conduct further observations to determine the exact age of the stars in the cluster, which will help to establish the exact date of the collision of two galaxies.
Black hole — a region in space-time, the gravitational pull is so great that it can not leave even objects moving at the speed of light (including the rays of the light). Supermassive black holes are expected to form the core of most galaxies. In the center of the Milky Way is a black hole Sagittarius A *.Source: the-day-x.ru