New Information On M87 Black Hole

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New Information On M87 Black Hole

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Cool

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Tx for the link.

Tx for the link.


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While I agree with the

While I agree with the general coolness, the author needs to check sources a bit better.  OJ287 has a binary supermassive black hole and we know from observation the the larger of the two is quite a bit larger than the one in the article linked.

 

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn13166

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 Thanks for that link, even

 Thanks for that link, even cooler than I first thought.

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The black hole is about six times as massive as the previous record holder and in fact weighs as much as a small galaxy. It lurks 3.5 billion light years away, and forms the heart of a quasar called OJ287. A quasar is an extremely bright object in which matter spiralling into a giant black hole emits copious amounts of radiation.

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