Super massive black holes in the evolution of galaxies

If 2 galaxies are close to one another perhaps in a galaxy cluster, they are able to merge with each other to make one big galaxy, causing the super massive black holes from each galaxy to interact as well[i]. When galaxies merge together, there are 2 phenomena that could happen to the super massive black … Continue reading Super massive black holes in the evolution of galaxies

Super massive black holes in the formation of galaxies

Galaxies begin as small clouds full of gas and dark matter. The gravity in the cloud gathers all the gas together to make a star which is ready to begin nuclear fusion. Nuclear Fusion is the process of combining four hydrogen nuclei to make helium nuclei in three stages. Stage 1: 2 protons fuse to … Continue reading Super massive black holes in the formation of galaxies

The formation of super massive black holes

  Unfortunately, astrophysicists are unable to view a super massive black hole being formed due to us being very far away from one. Despite this there are theories on how a gigantic black hole can form. Firstly, a small black hole that was formed due to a collapsing star could attract matter and then absorb … Continue reading The formation of super massive black holes