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article imageMilky Way could hold hundreds of rogue black holes

By MadMoneyWannabe     Jan 12, 2008 in Science
Hundreds of rogue black holes could possibly be roaming around the Milky Way to "eat" stars and planets, according to US astronomers. The astronomers think that these black holes are invisible except for certain circumstances.
According to Yahoo News, the black holes have an unlikely chance to pose a threat to Earth, but could have an effect on stars and other planets in its path.
According to Kelly Holley-Bockelman of Vanderbilt University says These rogue black holes are extremely unlikely to do any damage to us in the lifetime of the universe.
The current evidence for "intermediate mass" black holes, in contrast to supermassive or stellar mass black holes, is much more theoretical and controversial. Currently, there are only two tentative observations of objects like a black hole to date.
The theoretical case, according to researchers, is strong, and X-ray observations in the past couple years suggests of the existence o black holes. This is encouraged several universities to stimulate what could happen if intermediate mass back holes had combined with stellar-sized black holes.
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