Wednesday, April 06, 2016

NPR breaking news: Supermassive Black Holes May Be More Common Than Anyone Imagined

Excellent reporting by Nell Greenfieldboyce on the Two Way:
  April 6, 2016 • "A black hole with about 17 billion times the mass of our sun has turned up in another remote galaxy. Astronomers now think these mass-eating monsters may not be so rare after all."  See the marvelous image, too. 
Need a bit of background reading?  Two possibilities in our collection:

Black hole : how an idea abandoned by Newtonians, hated by Einstein, and gambled on by Hawking became loved / Marcia Bartusiak.  Yale Univ Press, 2015.
Advances in black holes research / editor, Abraham Barton.  Nova, 2015.

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