Scientists Discover 3 Closely Orbiting Supermassive Black Holes In Distant Galaxy

June 26, 2014 10:39 AM

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Scientists Discover 3 Closely Orbiting Supermassive Black Holes In Distant Galaxy

A team of scientists has discovered a trio of supermassive black holes, closely orbiting the center of a distant galaxy more than four billion light years away from Earth.

Examining six galaxies, the scientists spotted the three supermassive black holes in one of those systems. According to them, this is the “tightest trio of black holes” ever discovered -- with two of the black holes orbiting each other like binary stars -- at such a great distance. The new discovery...

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