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A massive dark star voraciously eating matter and dark matter until it is well over 100,000 times the mass of the sun (NASA/Ian O'Neill).
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Did 'Dark Stars' Spawn Supermassive Black Holes?

A massive dark star voraciously eating matter and dark matter until it is well over 100,000 times the mass of the sun (NASA/Ian O'Neill). Approximately 200 million years after the Big Bang, the universe was a very different place. For starters, there was no starlight as there were no stars. This period was known descriptively [...]

February 13, 2010
6:16 PM EST
Artist's impression of a black hole warping space-time (NASA).
A simulation of the distribution of dark matter inside a volume of the universe (NASA).

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