It was then discovered in the center of the galaxy and called it the NGC 1600.
Astronomers found that it’s like 200 million light years away and it’s 17 billion times bigger than our sun. This supermassive black holes that weigh at least 10 billion suns, are found in the center of huge galaxies that stays in heavily populated areas. Finding this NGC 1600’s by NASA, it’s like finding a skyscraper in the middle of a small town.
It was then determined by the MASSIVE survey, the study of huge galaxies, by measuring the movements of stars within its influence using the Gemini Observatory telescopes in Hawaii and Chile.
Lead Astronomer Chung-Pei Ma said that the stars are moving so fast and the possible explanation is that they are affected by a region of 17 billion solar-mass black hole at the center, and another possibility is that it’s a product of two black holes that merged when their galaxies smashed into each other.