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Gigantic Black Hole Discovered

By Michael D. Lemonick

Astronomers have identified a mammoth black hole weighing as much as 12 billion suns.

It’s not the biggest black hole ever found, but it’s astonishingly young. 763 more words


What is the density of a black hole

Black holes are really hard to get a density. Basically, they are so  dense that there is no known mechanism for providing sufficient outward  force to counterbalance the inward pull of gravity, so they will  collapse into an infinitesimally small size.  298 more words


Mind-Blowing Black Hole!

Mind-Blowing Black Hole!

By Shlomo  Maital  

BBC’s Radio 4 reports the discovery of a new black hole, a massive one.

       “Public astronomer Dr Marek Kukula, of the Royal Observatory Greenwich, told BBC broadcaster John Humphreys about the new discovery of a huge and ancient black hole.    240 more words

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Scientists discover black hole 12 billion times more massive than the sun - CNN.com

Researchers in China have spotted a supermassive black hole, which they say is 12 billion times more massive than the Sun and formed around 900 million years after the Big Bang. 408 more words

Biggest Black Hole ever, so far

Aloha – Reuters ran a story today about the largest black hole ever discovered.  The story reports that this particular black hole is 12 billion times larger than our own Sun.   143 more words

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