Aug 24, 2009

M87 Black Hole is Big - REALLY Big!

Black holes are generally hard to detect because, well, they are small and the light that might lead us to find them does not escape, and the M87 black hole is no different...except for the fact that it is a MASSIVE black hole. io9 has more to say on the subject:

We've told you before about the black hole at the heart of the M87 galaxy that's brighter than its galaxy... but now scientists have discovered that it may be larger - and more available to us - than originally thought.


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