Tiny Dwarf Galaxy Houses Supermassive Black Hole Larger Than the Milky Way's (VIDEO)

September 18, 2014 11:39 AM

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A tiny galaxy, an ultracompact dwarf, has a feature that astronomers didn't expect to find. It turns out that this small galaxy harbors a supermassive black hole, suggesting that these huge black holes may be far more common than previously thought.

"It is the smallest and lightest object that we know of that has a supermassive black hole," said Anil Seth, lead author of the new study, in a news release. "It's also one of the most black hole-dominated galaxies known."

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