Saturday, August 28, 2010

Supermassive Blackholes Spawned by Galactic Merger

Filed Under New Theory:

Lurking at the centre of nearly every galaxy and gobbling up stars in their vicinity, supermassive black holes are a truly menacing feature of the universe. Now, an international team of astronomers claims to have solved the mystery of how legions of these galactic monsters were born during the early history of the universe.


A Number of Related Stories Are on the Linked Page:

    * Supermassive black hole struggles to swallow Milky Way
    * Stars born into Milky Way's violent centre
    * Milky Way in line for aggressive three-way merger
    * Massive young stars defy tidal forces
    * Supermassive black hole binary might lurk in nearby galaxy
    * Supermassive black holes reveal a surprising clue


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