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Astronomers Find Biggest Black Holes Yet

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On December 6, 2011 @ 2:00 pm In Science,Weekend | Comments Disabled

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An illustration of a black hole the size of nearly 10 billion Suns. Inside it, where gravity is so in- tense that not even light can escape, our solar system is shown to scale.

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An artist’s conception of stars moving in the central regions of a giant elliptical galaxy that harbors a black hole.

Source:

Astronomers Find Biggest Black Holes Yet [3]
NYT, December 5, 2011


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[3] Astronomers Find Biggest Black Holes Yet: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/06/science/space/astronomers-find-biggest-black-holes-yet.html

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