Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Astronomers Find Biggest Black Holes Yet - Dennis Overbye

"One of these newly surveyed monsters, which weighs as much as 21 billion Suns, is in an egg-shaped swirl of stars known as NGC 4889, the brightest galaxy in a sprawling cloud of thousands of galaxies about 336 million light-years away in the Coma constellation.
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2011/12/06/us/06HOLES_cnd/06HOLES_cnd-articleLarge.jpg

The other black hole, a graveyard for the equivalent of 9.7 billion Suns, more or less, lurks in the center of NGC 3842, a galaxy that anchors another cluster known as Abell 1367, about 331 million light-years away in Leo. "


4 out of 5

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/06/science/space/astronomers-find-biggest-black-holes-yet.html?_r=2&ref=global-home

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