This shouldn’t be possible. Researchers say they’ve detected a supermassive black hole at the center of a newly found galaxy that’s far bigger than current theories allow.
The research was done by astronomers at Keele University and the University of Central Lancashire and will be published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
The galaxy, with the very clunky name of SAGE0536AGN, was discovered with NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. Scientists think it’s about 9 billion years old.
The research team says it confirmed a black hole in the galaxy’s center by measuring the speed of the gas swirling around it. Then, they used the Southern African Large Telescope to gather data to help determine the size of the black hole.
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SOURCE: CNN, Amanda Barnett