Black holes heat up the universe

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Black holes heat up the universe

ScienceDaily wrote:
(May 15, 2012) — Astrophysicists have just discovered a new heating source in cosmological structure formation. Until now, astrophysicists thought that super-massive black holes could only influence their immediate surroundings. A collaboration of scientists at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) and in Canada and the US have now discovered that diffuse gas in the universe can absorb luminous gamma-ray emission from black holes, heating it up strongly. This surprising result has important implications for the formation of structures in the universe.

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Intersting... could this be

Intersting... could this be also related to the cosmic background radiation?... if so we may have to look up again into the standard BB theory.