Deep Space Mystery Light an Ejected Black Hole?

November 21, 2014 12:28 PM

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Deep Space Mystery Light an Ejected Black Hole?

An unusual source of light has been spotted whose strange properties make it an excellent match for a supermassive black hole, one which was ejected from its home galaxy after merging with another giant black hole.

However, astronomers have not ruled out a different possibility. The source, known as SDSS1133, could also be the remnant of a massive star that erupted for a record period of time before destroying itself in a supernova explosion.

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