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Rare 'Medium-Sized' Black Hole Creates Galactic Dead Zone

Astronomers have detected a black hole embedded in the spiral arm of a galaxy 100 million light-years from Earth — but this isn’t any old black hole, it belongs to an extremely elusive class that may be the ‘missing link’ in black hole evolution.

Published On 02/27/2015
12:37 AM EST
The Chandra X-ray Observatory observation of the galaxy NGC2276. | NASA/CXC/SAO/M.Mezcua et al & NASA/CXC/INAF/A.Wolter et al