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Because the Universe isn't weird enough: Black hole planets may exist.

4 Aug 2020, 13:00 UTC
Because the Universe isn't weird enough: Black hole planets may exist. Kagoshima University

We know that planets like the ones in our solar system form in flat disks of gas and dust called protoplanetary disks. We can actually see that happening all over the galaxy.

But a team of astronomers wondered if that were the only place they could be born. So they figured why not see if planets can form in the very worst place you can imagine in the entire Universe: Near a supermassive black hole.

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