Science in a Minute 112619 Scientists Suggest Thousands of Planets May Orbit Supermassive Black Holes

November 29, 2019 02:44 PM
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Science in a Minute 112619 Scientists Suggest Thousands of Planets May Orbit Supermassive Black Holes

A trio of Japanese scientists have proposed the possibility that there are thousands of planets orbiting supermassive black holes at the center of some galaxies. Accepted knowledge suggests that planets are formed from protoplanetary disks made up of dust, gas and other materials left over from the formation of a star. Black holes also have similar potential planet building material circling them as well.