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Supermassive black hole is thrown out of galaxy

DarkKnightRadick (268025) writes | more than 3 years ago

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DarkKnightRadick writes "An undergrad student at the University of Utrecht, Marianne Heida, has found evidence of a super massive black hole being tossed out of it's galaxy. According to the article, the black hole — which has a mass equivalent to 1 billion suns — is possibly the culmination of two galaxies merging (or colliding, depending on how you like to look at it) and their black holes merging, creating one supermassive beast. The black hole was found using the Chandra Source Catalog (from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory). The direction of the expulsion is also possibly indicative of the direction of rotation of the two black holes as they circled each other before merging. The story can also be found here."
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