Discover What May Have Caused the Formation of Supermassive Black Holes in the Origins of the Universe

The formation of supermassive black holes in the early universe has been a topic that has baffled science for several decades. However, new research led by scientists at Riverside University (USA) has shed new light on the issue, suggesting that these may have been caused by the collapse of dark matter halos.

Astrophysical observations made in recent years have warned of the presence of black holes with millions, and even billions, of solar masses since the universe was only 6% of its current age, estimated at 13,700 million years. The fact that they have formed in such early periods, explains Hai-Bo Yu, co-author of the study, "breaks with general expectations" about the behavior of a "seed black hole and its growth rate."

In this sense, the novel research, published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, suggests that the formation of these supermassive phenomena of the early universe was caused by the collapse of halos of dark matter, which constitutes 85% of the existing matter.

They discover what could have caused the formation of supermassive black  holes in the origins of the universe - Market Research Telecast

"It takes time for black holes to grow en masse by accretion of surrounding matter [...] Our work shows that if dark matter has self-interaction, the geothermic collapse of a halo can result in a seed black hole massive enough" to reach such dimensions in such a short time, explained Yi-Ming Zhong, co-author of the research.

Despite the promising results, the team noted that further research is needed to obtain new evidence to confirm or refute their proposal.

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