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Astronomers determine mass of small black hole at center of nearby galaxy

10 Jun 2019, 15:00 UTC
Astronomers determine mass of small black hole at center of nearby galaxy Image credit: Schulman Telescope

A team of astronomers including University of Michigan astronomer Elena Gallo has discovered that a black hole at the center of a nearby dwarf galaxy, called NGC 4395, is about 40 times smaller than previously thought. Their findings are published in the journal Nature Astronomy.

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