‘Super-Massive’ Black Hole Discovered

September 19, 2014 6:36 AM

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‘Super-Massive’ Black Hole Discovered

A ‘super-massive’ black-hole has been discovered at the center of galaxy M60-UDC1 by an international team of astronomers. This galaxy is much smaller than the Milky Way and is said to be located 50 million light years from Earth. The dwarf galaxy may actually be the stripped remnant of a larger galaxy that was torn apart during a close encounter with Messier 60. The evidence of this is the discovery of the black hole at the center of the dwarf.

The dwarf galaxy that contains the black hole is the densest galaxy ever known according to astronomers. The galaxy containing this ‘super-massive’ black hole, crams 140 million stars within a diameter of about 300 light-years, which is only 1/500th of our galaxy’s diameter.

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