Researchers find a trio of black holes, expect to find many more like it

June 26, 2014 4:14 AM

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A distant object that appeared to be one black hole at a galaxy’s core turned out to be three, all locked in orbit, and the researchers who spotted this triage think that we could find many more such black-hole trios in deep space.

What first appeared to be a simple quasar, has more recently turned out to be a trio of black holes that are locked in a triple orbit. While no such triage has ever appeared in astronomers’ telescopes before, the researchers who discovered the three surmise that there may be many more awaiting our d...

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