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A Galaxy with TWO Black Holes Discovered

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Posted By Magikman on Wednesday, November 20 2002

Subject: A Galaxy with TWO Black Holes Discovered

For the first time, scientists have proof two supermassive black holes exist together in the same galaxy, thanks to data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. These black holes are orbiting each other and will merge several hundred million years from now, to create an even larger black hole resulting in a catastrophic event that will unleash intense radiation and gravitational waves.

The Chandra image reveals that the nucleus of an extraordinarily bright galaxy, known as NGC 6240, contains not one, but two giant black holes, actively accreting material from their surroundings. This discovery shows that massive black holes can grow through mergers in the centers of galaxies, and that these enigmatic events will be detectable with future space-borne gravitational wave observatories.

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"These gravitational waves will spread through the universe and produce ripples in the fabric of space, which would appear as minute changes in the distance between any two points."

Very interesting.

Black Holes smashing into each other is cool 8)

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To bad I wont be around to watch it, considering that if it releases visible spectrum that humans can see.

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