IMBHIntermediate-Mass Black Hole
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IMBHs are a newer theory; and while many have been proposed, none have been accepted yet.
It is thought that IMBHs are formed within such huge star clusters.
An IMBH at the cluster's center acts like a cosmic 'spoon' and stirs the pot, causing those stars to slingshot to higher speeds and greater distances.
Combined with computer simulations of stellar motions, this points toward the existence of an IMBH of roughly 2,200 solar masses within the cluster.
For instance, the lecture on IMBH at Sri Venkateswara College started with a question whether Gandhi was an environmentalist?
A value- oriented programme, IMBH is mandatory for all students under the four- year undergraduate programme
Now, a pair of papers published on October 9th in Nature demonstrate that two other ULXs are not IMBHs.
Although there's some evidence that IMBHs lurk in the centers of dwarf galaxies and star clusters, their existence remains controversial.
Given the possibility of beaming, only one known X-ray source falls safely into the IMBH category.
Cole Miller (University of Maryland) calculates that a star merging with an IMBH, two colliding IMBHs, or an IMBH falling into a supermassive black hole would produce intense waves with a recognizable signature.
While observers busily dissect ultraluminous X-ray sources, theorists have tried to concoct plausible mechanisms for IMBH formation.
Once an IMBH forms, it interacts gravitationally with other stars in its home galaxy, boosting their velocities.