Trio Of Supermassive Black Holes Found

June 26, 2014 5:57 AM

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Trio Of Supermassive Black Holes Found

The galaxies we see in the present day Universe were built through the merger of smaller ones. Almost all of the galaxies contain supermassive black holes at their cores. Basic logic would suggest that the mergers would also have placed supermassive black holes in close proximity at the cores of galaxies. What’s less certain is what happened to them once they were brought together.

Ultimately, the fate of these black holes will be to merge. But if the process is slow enough, we should see a large number of binary supermassive black holes lingering in the cores of galaxies, producing gravity waves as they interact. We’d love to detect those gravity waves but it’s hard to justif...

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