November 28, 2012

Gargantuan Black Hole Occupies Modest Galaxy

Ken Croswell, Science Now

AP Photo

Imagine if the tallest skyscraper in Kalamazoo, Michigan, towered over any in New York City. That's akin to the puzzle confronting astronomers who have spotted one of the largest black holes ever found—anchoring a galaxy smaller than our Milky Way.

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October 18, 2013
How Do Supermassive Black Holes Form?
Matthew Francis, Ars Tech.
How do supermassive black holes grow to be millions or billions of times bigger than their more ordinary cousins? No star grows that huge, so they aren't created from the same kinds of supernovae that make stellar-mass black... more ››