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Catching Black Holes on the Fly

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:46 AM

Catching Black Holes on the Fly


www.nasa.gov said:

NASA's black-hole-hunter spacecraft, the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has "bagged" its first 10 supermassive black holes. The mission, which has a mast the length of a school bus, is the first telescope capable of focusing the highest-energy X-ray light into detailed pictures.

The new black-hole finds are the first of hundreds expected from the mission over the next two years. These gargantuan structures -- black holes surrounded by thick disks of gas -- lie at the hearts of distant galaxies between 0.3 and 11.4 billion light-years from Earth.

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:13 AM

Has it not been theorised that every galaxy contains a black hole at it's center? Has this idea been discredited? Or simply not confirmed?


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:20 AM

View Postspacecowboy342, on 06 September 2013 - 07:13 AM, said:

Has it not been theorised that every galaxy contains a black hole at it's center? Has this idea been discredited? Or simply not confirmed?

I think it is still pretty much the in vogue hypothesis.

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