Astronomers caught falling rain for first time on the black hole

Written by Archie Robinson

The weather may be much crappy at the place where you are now, just count on the lucky stars that you live in comfort of this planet. For first time, the astronomers were able to identify cold, a few dense clouds abridging around the centre of supermassive black hole of huge cluster of the galaxies known as Abell 2597. However, not just these are atrocious intergalactic gas clouds that are pouring on black hole, as they are even feeding on it, that can explain that how huge black holes keep to become highly massive.

Grant Tremblay, an astronomer from Yale University, “Even though it is the main theoretical prediction for last few years, it is first unmistakable pieces of the observational indication for the confused, cold rain with feeding with the most supermassive black hole.”  

“This is thrilling to think that might perceive the rainstorm feeding the black hole where mass is nearly about 300 million times as compared to Sun.”

Tremblay with his team have used the data from Atacama Large Millimetre as well as submillimetre Array that is known as ALMA telescope for Chile for locating movements of the cold molecular gas in centre of Abell 2597 as the Galaxy of Brightest Cluster – a huge spiral of about 50 galaxies that are located at 1.23 billion of the light years from the Earth.

However, researchers also discovered 3 huge clouds of cold gas that were travelling for 1 million km for every hour towards black hole.  

They even estimate that every cloud consist of material like 1 million Suns, as well as spans for minimum of 10 light-years all across. Moreover, to put them in such perspective, 1 light-year also is about 9.5 trillion kilometres that are about 5.88 trillion miles, hence you are gonna require the big size of  umbrella.  

Also, if you will think that we are also oversimplifying through calling the crazy phenomenon of rain in black hole, Motherboard from Michael Byrne explains:

“Astronomy and Astrophysics are well overloaded with the metaphors, though, in such case, rain in black hole is basically the literal description. Precipitation being experienced on Earth happens when the moisture-laden air will cool down and will condense.  

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