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Cover PageYsabel Torres6/2/2020Astronomy 101Supermassive BlackholesSupermassive Blackholes were discovered in 1978 and Astronomers are still unsure abouthow exactly they are formed. There are many different theories as to how they might be formed
but no astronomer has been able to directly find out how they are being formed. Astronomershave been having trouble finding out exactly how supermassive blackholes have been formedbecause they do not have all the evidence they need and there is so much information that it canbe hard to narrow down exactly how they are formed.A Supermassive Blackhole is the largest type of black hole. Supermassive blacholesdominate the universe. They are enormous blackholes and once they begin to form they gathermass from the gas and dust around them which causes them to grow into a much bigger size.They contain a very large mass of between one million and one billion times more mass than anyother stellar black hole. They are a class of astronomical objects that have been throughgravitational collapse which leaves behind some regions of space from which nothing canescape. In supermassive blackholes not even light can escape from it. Supermassive blackholesare viewed to exist in every large galaxy, including our own, The Milky Way. In The Milky Way,the supermassive blackhole corresponds to the location of the Sagittarius A at the galactic core.Supermassive Blackholes are at the center of these galaxies but there are only a handful of actualconfirmed Supermassive Blackholes because a lot of them are too far away to be observed.

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