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New evidence for rare black hole

By T.K. Randall
September 13, 2010 · Comment icon 0 comments

Image Credit: NASA
Scientists have found further evidence for the existence of a new medium sized category of black hole.
Studying images taken via the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile researchers determined that the distance and brightness of HLX-1 some 300 million light years away are strong indicators that it contains an intermediate-size black hole.
If confirmed, HLX-1 would be classified as an intermediate-type black hole - something astrophysicists suspected to exist, but for which there have been only tentative detections in the past.

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