Researchers from Japan have come to the conclusion that, along with the supernova remnants W44, located at a distance 10 thousand light years from Earth, can be hidden behind a cloud of interstellar gas, black hole.
The researchers used located in Chile ASTE telescope and the Japanese telescope Observatory Nobeyama.
During the study of the molecular cloud around the remnants of dead stars, researchers drew attention to the “strange” behavior of clouds of interstellar gas.
This object, called a Bullet, is moving against the rotation of our Galaxy and has tremendous kinetic energy. The velocity of the Bullet is about 120 km / h.
Scientists have proposed two hypotheses to explain the phenomenon: both are associated with the activity of a hypothetical black hole.
So, researchers believe that is located near a black hole can attract a cloud of gas that formed after the explosion of a supernova.
In this case, the mass of the black hole may reach 3.5 the mass of the sun. The second option assumes that the mysterious object moves through a gas cloud, and its weight can reach 36 solar masses.
To understand which of the hypotheses is correct, will help further research.