Space scientists and researchers belonging to University of Strasbourg recently made an attempt to observe a black hole named as P13. This black hole is present in NGC7793- a galaxy which has been estimated at almost 12 Million light years from our planet. They suggest that this black hole would be really large in size as its brightness is 100 times greater than that of the sun. Further these scientists have joined their heads because of the latest finding about this black hole. These findings suggest that the black hole P13 is ingesting the surrounding gases much faster than the expected rate. This research by Dr Soria has been published in journal Nature.
According to the statement by Dr Roberto Soria from ICRAR- International Centre for Radio Astronomy research, “It was generally believed the maximum speed at which a black hole could swallow gas and produce light was tightly determined by its size. So it made sense to assume that P13 was bigger than the ordinary, less bright black holes we see in our own galaxy, the Milky Way.”
Nevertheless, It has also been reported that the amount of gases a black hole can eat is not fixed and there is no hard and fast rule for that. The star which is behaving as donor to P13 is 20 times heavier than our sun having one side always larger than the other. Through these observations and findings, Dr Soria thinks that we can measure the time the black hole and the donor star takes to rotate around each other. It was found to be 64 days. Moreover findings also helped to identify the shapes of the orbits along with the velocity of their rotations. Through these calculations the fact was established that the black hole would be 15 times less than the mass of the sun.
The interesting point of this research is that scientist estimated the amounts of gases being ingested through Hotdogs because it was the humorous choice for measurement of matter because they don’t possess any standard weight. Nevertheless the Self Nutrition Data suggests that their approximate weight is one tenth of one pound.
The researchers identified that P13 is eating up the gases from its donor 10 times larger than what was expected. It is eating up almost around the weight of 100billion billion hotdogs per minute. Through this it can be assumed that black hole P13 is taking up 5 quadrillion gas each minute.