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What activates a supermassive black hole?

A new study combining data from ESO's Very Large Telescope and ESA's XMM-Newton X-ray space observatory has turned up a surprise. Most of the huge black holes in the centres of galaxies in the past 11 billion years were not ...

dateJul 13, 2011 in Astronomy
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Astronomers reveal a cosmic 'axis of evil'

( -- Astronomers are puzzled by the announcement that the masses of the largest objects in the Universe appear to depend on which method is used to weigh them. The new work was presented at a specialist discussion ...

dateJun 30, 2011 in Astronomy
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Neutron star bites off more than it can chew

( -- ESA's XMM-Newton space observatory has watched a faint star flare up at X-ray wavelengths to almost 10 000 times its normal brightness. Astronomers believe the outburst was caused by the star trying to eat ...

dateJun 28, 2011 in Astronomy
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