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Little Big Black Hole is a Supermassive Oxymoron

Astronomers have discovered the smallest supermassive black hole lurking in the center of a dwarf galaxy around 340 million light-years away. Small it may be, but it could help to unlock some pretty hefty black hole mysteries.

Published On 08/11/2015
5:58 PM EDT
A Sloan Digital Sky Survey image of RGG 118, a galaxy containing the smallest supermassive black hole ever detected. The inset is a Chandra image showing hot gas around the black hole. | NASA/CXC/Univ of Michigan/V.F.Baldassare, et al; Optical: SDSS