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From Super to Ultra: Just How Big Can Black Holes Get?

18/12/2012

From Super to Ultra: Just How Big Can Black Holes Get?

  • Categoría Astronomía
  • Some of the biggest black holes in the Universe may actually be even bigger than previously thought, according to a study using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

    Astronomers have long known about the class of the largest black holes, which they call "supermassive" black holes. Typically, these black holes, located at the centers of galaxies, have masses ranging between a few million and a few billion times that of our sun.

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