Researchers at the University of Barcelona examined the globular cluster Palomar 5. They discovered about 100 black holes in it.
The basics in brief
- Researchers have detected stellar streams in the globular cluster Palomar 5.
- Black holes are responsible for their formation.
- According to experts, in the future Palomar 5 will consist only of black holes.
The globular cluster Palomar 5 is located about 80,000 light-years away from Land It has been removed and located In the Milky Way. Researchers at the University of Barcelona have now discovered stellar streams in it, they write in the journal Nature Astronomy.
This was the result of a swarm of black holes. Black holes would have ensured that stars They were expelled from Palomar 5. There will be a total of more than 100 black holes in the globular cluster. With computer simulation The researchers tried to determine the evolution of the globular cluster.
Accordingly, Palomar was 5 With time all Stars to lose. Eventually it will consist of a few dozen black holes. According to calculations, this will be the case in about a billion years.