Tens of thousands of giant planets orbit black holes like Earth orbits the sun

BEIJING, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) — Tens of thousands of giant rocky planets may orbit supermassive black holes in a similar way to the Earth’s orbit around the sun, Japanese researchers said. Previous planetary formation theories suggestthat rocky planets form fluffy dust fragments on a disk of matter that surrounds young stars.

Tens of thousands of giant planets orbit black holes like Earth orbits the sun

Young stars are not the only objects with dust disks, and there are dust disks around supermassive black holes, and the researchers focused on the disk of matter around the supermassive black hole and concluded that the planets may have been formed by fluffy dust on the disk of black hole.

But young stars aren’t the only objects with dust disks, and there are dust disks around supermassive black holes, and the researchers focused on the disk of matter around the supermassive black hole and concluded that the planets may have been formed by fluffy dust on the disk of black hole.

Experts at Kagoshima University in Japan say the study could open up a new field of astronomy by studying the dust ring around the black hole. Supermassive black holes, such as the constellation A at the center of the Milky Way, are likely to have been formed by an explosion of an oversized star in the early universe.

Tens of thousands of giant planets orbit black holes like Earth orbits the sun

Constellation A at the center of the Milky Way is likely to have been formed early in the universe by an explosion of an oversized star, with a dust ring around it that could have produced a large number of planets.

Some supermassive black holes are surrounded by a large amount of material, which exist in the form of thick disks, one of which contains more than 100,000 times the mass of dust than the sun, or 1 billion times the mass of disk dust around young stars.

Professor Keichi Wada, who led the research team, said: “The density of the dust disk around the black hole is so large that the intense radiation in the central region is blocked, creating a low-temperature region. Researchers applied the theory of how planets formed around an ordinary star, and found that the planets may have formed hundreds of millions of years ago in low-temperature zones. “

Professor Eiichiro Kokubo, of the National Observatory of Japan, said: “The simulations suggest that tens of thousands of planets with a mass 10 times the mass of the black hole may be formed about 10 light-years away, and that there may be more planetary systems around the black hole. “

The researchers say this is theoretical data, and there is no way to directly detect planetary systems around black holes, nor is there any way to confirm whether planets have formed, and the idea that planets orbit them is not new. In the 2014 sci-fi film Interstellar Crossing, Matthew McConaughey’s character flies through a wormhole near Saturn, finding a new home for humans to colonize other planets when the planet is uninhabitable. The actor finds himself near a supermassive black hole with planets orbiting death stars that may be habitable, and the film focuses on the time-expansion effect of a black hole.

The latest study is now published in the recent lying Astrophysics Journal. (Ye Ding Cheng)

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