Where do we find supermassive black holes in the universe?

1 Answer
Jan 9, 2016

Supermassive black holes are found at the centres of galaxies.


Most galaxies, including our own Milky Way galaxy, have supermassive black holes at their centres.

It has been confirmed that the Milky Way and other nearby galaxies have central supermassive black holes by observing the speed which central stars are moving. It is thought that nearly all galaxies have central supermassive black holes.

If supermassive black holes exist in locations other than the centres of galaxies they would be very hard to detect.