No mention there of the possible role of a >100 solar massed black hole in the heart of Orion as discussed in this apod's description, but that's very understandable since the Subr et al paper is more recent. I wonder how much traction their black hole in the ONC theory has garnered in the professional astronomical community? Some at least, since there work has now been referenced here.
As some of you might remember, I was quite incredulous when I heard about the supposed black hole in the Orion Nebula, and I protested quite loudly. I was told by those who understand these things better than I do that I can't jump to conclusions when I have no knowledge or deeper understanding of the thing I'm talking about, which is something I have to acknowledge.
But I made a quick googling to try to find out how interested the scientific community has been in the idea of a black hole in the Orion Nebula since the possibility of its existence was first proposed, and my impression is that the answer is, not very. I googled "orion nebula black hole" and got 221,000 results. Not bad. But on the first Google page, all the results except two were from September, October or November 2012. One of these "not from 2012 results" was a page that seems more like popular science than "hard science" to me
, and the other one was a Wikipedia article (or stub)
A 2012 paper suggests an intermediate mass black hole with a mass >100 times larger than that of the Sun may be present within the Trapezium, something that could explain the large velocity dispersion of the stars of the cluster.
5. Ladislav Subr, Pavel Kroupa, Holger Baumgardt. "Catch me if you can: is there a runaway-mass black hole in the Orion Nebula Cluster?". Retrieved 2012-10-06
To me this suggests that there haven't been any other papers that have looked into the possibility of a black hole in the Orion Nebula since the idea was proposed in 2012.