IMBH

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IMBHIntermediate-Mass Black Hole
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The intermediate-mass black holes are somewhere between the two in size and far less common.
We are sure this is an intermediate-mass black hole -- the very first.
Astronomers believe that a third class - intermediate-mass black holes (IMBHs) - also exist.
Intermediate-mass black holes are much harder to find," Ford stated.
Supporting evidence for an intermediate-mass black hole may come from high-resolution radio wave maps that track the motion of the supermassive black hole at the galaxy's core.
The fact that there seems to be a very young cluster of stars indicates that the intermediate-mass black hole may have originated as the central black hole in a very-low-mass dwarf galaxy.
The fact that there's a very young cluster of stars indicates that the intermediate-mass black hole may have originated as the central black hole in a very low-mass dwarf galaxy," Farrell explains.
Astronomers have been studying NGC 5408 X-1 for a long time because it is one of the best candidates for an intermediate-mass black hole," said Philip Kaaret at the University of Iowa.
A bright X-ray source that appears to be an intermediate-mass black hole lies very close to MGG-11.
Thomas Lacroix at the University of Montpellier and Joseph Silk at the Sorbonne University in Paris, both in France, now propose that these fluctuations come from a cluster of intermediate-mass black holes (IMBHs) within the central bulge of our galaxy.
The research also affects the long quest for elusive intermediate-mass black holes.
Title: A Search for Intermediate-Mass Black Holes at the Centres of Nearby Dwarf Galaxies
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