What can be the maximum mass of a black hole? Studies have discovered that the infamous black holes may increase their mass up to fifty billion times compared to that of our own sun. This can happen if the unusual space objects are not losing a large part of their gas disks during the processes that sustain the growth.
Black holes represent the most uncommon and amazing things ever discovered in deep in the space. These things display such a powerful gravitational force that no physical object can evade it, not even light waves. Astronomers realized that colossal black holes are located in the middle of every galaxy and can be incredibly huge.
For example, one of the black holes discovered in the center of NGC 1277 already reached the mass of more than 15 billion suns. In our Milky Way, there is also such a massive object that weighs around 5 billion suns. Furthermore, American scientists think that they have found out the maximum mass of black holes.
In theory, they could have up to 50 billion times the mass of the sun, if they keep the disks of gas needed to absorb the enormous amounts of matter and energy. Black holes can constantly grow based on the clouds of gas orbiting around them, however but these disks can be volatile and break apart into stars.
Experts have measured the upper limit of a black hole if it maintains its gas disks and they discovered that it they could reach 50 billion the mass of the sun. The importance of the finding is that specialists have discovered black holes having dimensions close to this limit, by monitoring the large amount of rays produced by the disks that collapse within them.
The mass upper limits mean that the process will not generate space objects even heavier, because there may not be luminous disks anymore. Still there are plausible theories that some black holes could even bigger without their disks, if several stars fall directly inside them or they merge with other black holes over time.
Larger black holes may exist in the Universe, for instance, those that are near the highest mass limits can fuse with another hole, resulting in even a heavier space object, according to astronomers. However, no light waves could be generated in this titanic process and the larger combined hole will not have gas disks that produce light.
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