NASA's Hubble Telescope has recently discovered a supermassive black hole that defies existing theories of the universe, a report says.
The black hole, which is about 250 million times heavier than the sun, is in the heart of the spiral galaxy NGC 3147 and is 140 million light-years from Earth.
Spotted around the black hole was a thin "accretion disk" containing debris and gas quickly pacing around the edge, according to results published Thursday in the journal Monthly Notices by the Royal Astronomical Society.
The black hole was unusual, because its gravity pressure did not catch the sheet of material moving at 10% speed of light, according to the newspaper.
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Lead writer Stefano Bianchi said it is "the same type of disk we see in objects that are 1000 or even 100,000 times brighter" .  "Predictions of current models of gas dynamics in very weak active galaxies failed," Bianchi added.
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By observing the disc by blocking headlights, researchers could better study processes that happen near the edge of the black hole. The team said they plan to study more galaxies with the Hubble Space Telescope in the future to find similar disks of material.