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Astrophysics

Supermassive Black Hole Booted From Home by Einstein's Waves, Research Suggests

Astronomers suspect that gravitational waves, first theorized by Albert Einstein, kicked the rogue black hole out of its galactic core after the collision of two galaxies.

March 24, 2017
2:10 PM EDT
iAn llustration showing how gravitational waves can propel a black hole from the center of a galaxy. Credit: NASA/ESA/A. Feild (STScI)