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Record Massive Black Holes Discovered Lurking in Monster Galaxies


December 5, 2011

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University of California, Berkeley, astronomers using the Keck, Gemini and MacDonald observatories have discovered the largest black holes to date: Two monsters with masses equivalent to 10 billion suns that are threatening to consume anything, even light, within a region five times the size of our solar system. These monsters may be the remains of quasars that brightened the early universe.Full Story

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