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Hubble Uncovers Black Hole that Shouldn't Exist

11 Jul 2019, 16:04 UTC
Hubble Uncovers Black Hole that Shouldn't Exist NASA

Black holes in certain types of galaxies like NGC 3147 are malnourished because there is not enough gravitationally captured material to feed them regularly. So, the thin haze of infalling material puffs up like a donut rather than flattening out in a pancake-shaped disk. Therefore, it is very puzzling why there is a thin disk encircling a starving black hole in NGC 3147 that mimics much more powerful disks found in extremely active galaxies with engorged, monster black holes.

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