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Old 10-17-2008, 01:01 PM   #597
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Colossal Black Holes Common In Early Universe, Spectacular Galactic Collision Suggests

ScienceDaily (Oct. 16, 2008) — Astronomers think that many - perhaps all - galaxies in the universe contain massive black holes at their centers. New observations with the Submillimeter Array now suggest that such colossal black holes were common even 12 billion years ago, when the universe was only 1.7 billion years old and galaxies were just beginning to form.

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