Black Holes within Massive Black Hole's Accretion Disk?

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 13 December 2019



Simulation of An Accretion Disk Surrounding a Supermassive Black Hole
This is a simulation of an accretion disk surrounding a supermassive black hole, Scott C. Noble, Rochester Institute of Technology.
This is a simulation of an accretion disk surrounding a supermassive black hole, Scott C. Noble, Rochester Institute of Technology.


Explaining Gravitational Behaviors...

New Study Suggests 'Pac-Man-like' Mergers could explain Massive, Spinning Black Holes,
Rochester Institute of Technology, November 8, 2019.


Black Holes within Massive Black Hole's Accretion Disk?
"The largest merger detected (by LIGO) so far seems to have defied previous models because it has a higher spin and mass than the range thought possible."

Black Holes Spinning Around Black Holes?
"...such large mergers could happen just outside supermassive black holes at the center of active galactic nuclei. Gas, stars, dust and black holes become caught in a region surrounding supermassive black holes known as the accretion disk. The researchers suggest that as black holes circle around in the accretion disk, they eventually collide and merge to form a bigger black hole, which continues to devour smaller black holes, becoming increasingly large in what O’Shaughnessy calls “Pac-Man-like” behavior."

"It offers a natural way to explain high mass, high spin binary black hole mergers and to produce binaries in parts of parameter space that the other models cannot populate. There is no way to get certain types of black holes out of these other formation channels."

More Data Coming
"As the LIGO and Virgo collaboration continue to hunt for gravitational waves, O'Shaughnessy and his fellow researchers hope to find signatures of large, spinning black holes that could help confirm their models."

Biggest Picture
"If their assumptions are correct, it could help us better understand how the cosmic web of galaxies assembles."

"It offers unique insight into how the centers of galaxies grow, which is of course essential to understanding how galaxies as a whole grow, which explains most of the structure in the universe."

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June 2018
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First visible view of a Black Hole 

Nov 2018
Researchers Create Virtual Reality Simulation of a Supermassive Black Hole
With lots of Black Hole Videos & References.

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