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Astronomers Find Ultimate Oxymoron: A Small Supermassive Black Hole

24 Oct 2012, 21:17 UTC
Astronomers Find Ultimate Oxymoron: A Small Supermassive Black Hole
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There’s jumbo shrimp and accurate rumors; now there’s even a mini supermassive black hole. Astronomers have identified the smallest supermassive black hole ever observed, and while it’s considered a shrimp as far as supermassive black holes go, this guy is still pretty big: the mass of the black hole in galaxy NGC 4178 is estimated to be about 200,000 times the mass of our Sun. But it was a surprise that this galaxy had a black hole at all. (...)Read the rest of Astronomers Find Ultimate Oxymoron: A Small Supermassive Black Hole (268 words)© nancy for Universe Today, 2012. | Permalink | No comment | Post tags: Black Holes, Chandra, galaxies Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh

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