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Supermassive black holes lurk in most dwarf galaxies: Study

Supermassive black holes lurk in most dwarf galaxies: Study

Scientists have discovered supermassive black holes in two ultra-compact dwarf galaxies.

Spotted - Two tiny galaxies with supermassive black holes at the centre

Spotted - Two tiny galaxies with supermassive black holes at the centre

The findings come after a similar feature was found in another ultra-compact dwarf galaxy three years ago.

Stars born in winds from supermassive black holes discovered

Stars born in winds from supermassive black holes discovered

Such galactic outflows are driven by the huge energy output from the active and turbulent centres of galaxies.

'Cosmic cannibalism' no more a rarity; black holes devour stars more frequently than thought!

'Cosmic cannibalism' no more a rarity; black holes devour stars more frequently than thought!

Supermassive black holes are millions to billions times more massive than our Sun.

Our cosmic backyard harbours hidden black holes, says NASA!

Our cosmic backyard harbours hidden black holes, says NASA!

Monster black holes, it seems, also sometimes lurk behind gas and dust, hiding from the gaze of most telescopes.

Why some galaxies have become barren

Why some galaxies have become barren

Over the last few billion years, a mysterious kind of galactic warming has caused many galaxies to change from a lively place where new stars formed every now and then to a quiet place devoid of fresh young stars. 

Distant black hole jet discovered in glow of Big Bang!

Distant black hole jet discovered in glow of Big Bang!

The jet, found in the system known as B3 0727+409, is at least 300,000 light years.  

Black holes could grow as large as 50 billion Suns: Study

Black holes could grow as large as 50 billion Suns: Study

The only way it could get larger is if a star happened to fall straight in or another black hole merged with it.

Cosmic donut around black hole clumpy, not smooth

Cosmic donut around black hole clumpy, not smooth

The new research is important for understanding the growth and evolution of massive black holes and their host galaxies.