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X-Ray Telescope Finds New Voracious Black Holes in Early Universe

Posted by ChevScience on June 16, 2011

ScienceDaily (June 15, 2011) — Using the deepest X-ray image ever taken, a University of Michigan astronomer and her colleagues have found the first direct evidence that massive black holes were common in the early universe. This discovery from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory shows that very young black holes grew more aggressively than previously thought, in tandem with the growth of their host galaxies.

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