Hunt for the Missing Black Holes
Supermassive Black Holes can rip apart planets and stars, but scientists had no idea where they came from. How does the Universe crush 7-billion sun’s worth of material into a single point in space? Today, investigators are getting answers. Astronomers are seeing tantalising glimpses of an entirely new type of black hole, so-called ‘seed’ black holes. Stunning CGI reveals our Universe might be teaming with these mysterious seeds. Could they be the building blocks of supermassive black holes? And might seed black holes hold the key to unlocking the history of our galaxy, the Milky Way?