Six faint galaxies orbiting a black hole
Six faint galaxies orbiting a black hole

Six galaxies revolve around a black hole: they will help to unravel the mysteries of space

Six faint galaxies orbiting a black hole

Using the power of the VLT telescope, the astronomers discovered one amazing phenomenon in space. In the Universe, six galaxies revolve around a black hole. They are visible as they were at the age of the Universe in 900 million years. The scientists found that a collection of galaxies is centered around a quasar called SDSS J1030 + 0524, and that formation is considered as the oldest and closest galaxy cluster ever observed in orbit of a supermassive black hole.

The giant black hole is nearly 250 times more massive than the black hole at the center of the Milky Way. The general cluster is filled with gas and dust, a cosmic web 300 times the size of the Milky Way, stretching across space.


Marco Mignoli, an astronomer at the National Institute of Astrophysics, studies a cluster of galaxies. He noted that galaxies reside and evolve where cosmic filaments and gas streams constantly intersect and thus feed both galaxies and the supermassive black hole itself.

Science believes that the first black holes in the Universe may be formed from the collapse of the earliest stars. But the scientists do not know how these black holes could increase in size from several tens of solar masses to a billion solar masses in just a few hundred million years yet.

The new discovery suggests that in space there is a certain transfer of material along the gas fibers that ensures the slow but constant growth of these fantastic space objects. The discovery supports the idea of distant massive black holes that can form and grow rapidly in dark matter halos in large-scale structures.


How are the fibers feeding them formed and does the gravitational influence of dark matter matter? For the first time, it could attract dark matter into filaments, thereby supplying a black hole with gas-rich dust. All six galaxies are extremely dim to see them, it took a special telescope power.