Displaced Black Hole or Massive Supernova: Astronomers Search for Answers

November 20, 2014 9:29 PM

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Astronomers discovered a black hole positioned far away from its host galaxy. Initially, they thought they are looking at a supernova, but a closer examination seems to indicate that a black hole has gone rogue. When galaxies collide, they form a larger galaxy. Black holes, usually located at the core of each galaxy, will merge as well.

But scientists have been searching for proof that some black holes do not merge, because already created gravitational waves interfere with the process. The powerful gravitational waves manage to push one black hole out, according to the theory. Researchers will gather more data to confirm or refute...

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