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Astronomers measure most massive, most unusual black hole

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Astronomers have measured what may be the most massive black hole yet -- 17 billion suns -- in galaxy NGC 1277. The black hole makes up 14 percent of its galaxy's mass, rather than the usual 0.1 percent. This galaxy and others in th...

Black hole kills star and blasts 3.8 billion light year beam at Earth

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

The flash from one of the biggest and brightest bangs yet recorded by astronomers comes from a massive black hole at the center of a distant galaxy, new research shows. The black hole appears to have ripped apart a star that wandere...

Dark matter guides growth of supermassive black holes

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Every massive galaxy has a black hole at its center, and the heftier the galaxy, the bigger its black hole. But why are the two related? After all, the black hole is millions of times smaller and less massive than its home galaxy. A...

Astronomers Spot a Massive Black Hole That’s Gone Rogue

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Using the Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have found evidence of a “wandering” black hole on the outskirts of a distant galaxy. It’s too far away to cause us any trouble, but the discovery of this homeless ball of gravitation...

Astronomy: How black hole obscures itself

Academics : Nature

A supermassive black hole at the core of a distant galaxy is hiding in a cloak of its own making.Supermassive black holes are shrouded by doughnut-shaped rings of gas and dust, but scientists are not sure where these come from. A te...


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