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Enormous black hole has outgrown its galaxy

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Astronomers have discovered a supermassive black hole that appears to have grown to a ridiculous size.

Scientists had long believed that the growth of a supermassive black hole is closely linked to the growth of its parent galaxy meaning that one should generally remain proportional to the other.

Read More: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/283543/enormous-black-hole-has-outgrown-its-galaxy

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Iron_Lotus
The supermassive black hole in question, which measures a whopping 6.9 billion times the mass of the sun, is located in the distant galaxy CID-947 which formed two billion years after the Big Bang.

thats scary big :blink:

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Infernal Gnu

We need to immediately set out for this galaxy ASAP in a fleet of ships and rescue any intelligent beings there that are in danger from this monstrously malignant black hole.

If we don't, then we are truly heartless cowards of the highest order. I hope the UN makes this its highest priority now.

There's no time to waste.

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jarjarbinks

#2 Yeah you're right. We could probably save the plants and animals too and we could send them to Africa so the children could eat them.

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Iron_Lotus

....... wat?

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Calibeliever

uhm ... *scratches head*

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Athena1979

I'm going to display my ignorance here, through my need of clarification. Are they saying they think galaxies are created from a giant black hole or that this is just an anomaly?

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northylee123

Is it possible that there was a colliding galaxy that could of boosted the size of the black hole momentarily as the new masses of sun's mixed into the galaxy and fed the black hole with extra matter

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Ralaman

At first I thought this article was about my ex-girlfriend.....

Thank You!!

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pallidin

I'm going to display my ignorance here, through my need of clarification. Are they saying they think galaxies are created from a giant black hole or that this is just an anomaly?

You're OK. Black holes do not create galaxies at all... they eat them. One or more star's, planets, etc. at a time.

Thus they "grow"

This process occurs over a very long time-span, almost unimaginably long.

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Sir Smoke aLot

We need to immediately set out for this galaxy ASAP in a fleet of ships and rescue any intelligent beings there that are in danger from this monstrously malignant black hole.

If we don't, then we are truly heartless cowards of the highest order. I hope the UN makes this its highest priority now.

There's no time to waste.

Hardly, decision will be vetoed most likely :D

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Patient Zero

It's time the world knows.

Galactus has come.

(The comic book nerds will get it.)

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Herr Falukorv

Im baffled

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Calibeliever

I'm going to display my ignorance here, through my need of clarification. Are they saying they think galaxies are created from a giant black hole or that this is just an anomaly?

It's actually a great question that hasn't been definitively answered yet. The relationship between a black hole and it's galaxy's creation is still somewhat of a chicken and egg issue. Pallidin's answer is 100% correct in how black holes behave, but there are still a few questions to be answered. Here's some light reading

http://www.cosmotography.com/images/supermassive_blackholes_drive_galaxy_evolution_2.html

http://global.jaxa.jp/article/special/astro_h/matsushita01_e.html

Cheers

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