Researchers discover Black Hole 2,600 Light Years away from its Galaxy’s Core

November 22, 2014 1:06 PM

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Researchers discover Black Hole 2,600 Light Years away from its Galaxy’s Core

Researchers have found a dwarf galaxy called Markarian 177 some 90 million light years from Earth by making use of data collected by NASA's Swift satellite, the W. M. Keck Observatory and the Pan-STARRS1 telescope.

Up till now, it has been found that supermassive black holes are seated at the heart of their host galaxies, but in this case the researchers were amazed to discover a supermassive black hole candidate, SDSS1133, some 2,600 light-years away from this dwarf galaxy Markarian 177.

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