View Full Version : New Research Sheds Light On Black Hole Growth

2013-Feb-13, 09:10 PM
In a new study led by University of Central Lancashire astronomer Dr. Victor Debattista, researchers are looking into the mystery of how black holes grow and evolve. For many years, astronomers surmised black holes took on mass when their host galaxies merged, but now new modeling techniques show that black holes in spiral galaxies are [...]

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2013-Feb-14, 12:14 AM
With lots of stuff in the relatively small volume of the nucleus of a spiral galaxy, i expect perturbed orbits are more or less continious, so some of the new orbits will take the objects close to the SMBH where they will be absorbed or perturbed to a new orbit, by a gravity assist manuver = sling shot manuver. Possibly half the mass of the nucleus will have a close brush with the SMBH per billion years and some of it will penetrate the event horizon and some others will be ensnared in the accretion disk to be absorbed a million years or so latter. Neil