Several galaxies hide supermassive black holes at their center, but NGC 3147 is not just another galaxy with a black hole at heart. This particular black hole, spotted by a team of scientists using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, shouldn’t exist, according to the current theories about the universe. The supermassive black hole weighs about “250 million times more than the sun,” says a journal in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society that was published on July 11. The surprising bit about the black hole is that its edge is encircled by an accretion disk, which contains debris and gas but the disk shouldn’t be there.
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