Ousted Black Hole or Exploding Star? Astronomers Aren’t Sure, But It Looks Cool

November 21, 2014 2:53 PM

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A new study is out and took a look out a unique object positioned 90 million light years from Earth. What is it? Astronomers believe it could be a supermassive black hole that has been kicked out of its home galaxy.

Ok, how could that happen? Astronomers believe the jettisoned object is the result of two colliding galaxies. You can see the object (dubbed SDSS1133) pictured below. You can also see what is described as the “disturbed” center of Markarian 117 (a dwarf galaxy).

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