Given that the sun is over a hundred times the size of our little planet, that means this black hole is an absolutely ridiculous size.
'If the Earth was size of the galaxy, a (super massive) black hole would only be as big as your finger nail, ' Dr Ponti said.
That accolade is reserved for Sagittarius A, which is anchored at the very centre of the galaxy and has a mass of 400 million suns.
It was found hiding in the molecular cloud by a Japanese scientist using Alma - 16,400 feet above the sea level in the Andes in Northern Chile.
The discovery was made after they found a "peculiar" molecular cloud located near the center of the Milky Way, which according to the scientists displayed some highly unusual properties not seen in similar cosmic structures.
Finding an IMBH would open up a new avenue of research in understanding supermassive black holes-black holes that can be billions of times the mass of the sun that sit at the center of most massive galaxies, including the Milky Way.
The researchers will continue to study the gas cloud and its radio wave emissions with a view to confirming once and for all whether CO-0.40-0.22* is the intermediate-mass black hole it's suspected of being.
A new kind of black hole has been found at the centre of the Milky Way - a find that may help explain the evolution of the phenomena.
Astronomers in Japan say they have the best evidence yet that intermediate-mass black holes (IMBHs) exist - and what's more, there could be one in the Milky Way.
Astronomers in Japan found the possible black hole in our own Milky Way galaxy, a long-theorized object which is bigger than the small black holes formed from a single star, but still much smaller than giant black holes such as the one at the center of the Milky Way.
Oka has yet to say if that'll result in the destruction of the world as we know it and we'll be sucked up into and destroyed by a vortex of incredible nothingness.
Speaking to the Guardian, Brooke Simmons of the University of California in San Diego said small black holes occur when stars die, making them fairly common. Then they added Monday's find to the list of about 60 other known black hole "candidates".
The researchers are also reportedly working on identifying more black hole candidates.
It's believed they could be the seeds of their more massive counterparts - merging together to form a very big one. intermediate black holes might simply turn out to be their progenitors.
"Further detection of such compact high-velocity features in various environments may increase the number of non-luminous black hole candidate and thereby increase targets to search for evidential proof of general relativity".
'This would make a considerable contribution to the progress of modern physics'.