Friday, September 19, 2014

Ginormous Supermassive Black Hole (SMBH) Discovered



Galaxy With Supermassive Black Hole Discovered

Scientists have made a surprising discovery: A dwarf galaxy with a supermassive black hole at its core. The finding provides clues about other black holes in the universe. WSJ's Monika Auger reports.

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This illustration shows the supermassive black hole in the middle of the very dense galaxy M60-UCD1, weighing as much as 21 million suns.
Astronomers using the Hubble orbital telescope found a "supermassive" black hole lurking at the heart of the only dwarf galaxy ever observed to host one.

Supermassive Black Hole (SMBH) is the largest type of black hole, on the order of
hundreds of thousands to billions of 
solar masses
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