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Supermassive black hole located 6 bn light years away found

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 16:35

Astronomers have used NASA`s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the ESA`s XMM-Newton to show a supermassive black hole six billion light-years from Earth is spinning extremely rapidly.

Rare `young-looking` supernova found in old galaxy

Last Updated: Friday, March 08, 2013, 10:26

Using the Pan-STARRS telescope on Haleakala, astronomers have found a young-looking supernova on the outskirts of a bright elliptical galaxy.

Astronomers find elliptical galaxy with split-personality

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 21:11

Astronomers have discovered that a well-known elliptical galaxy has a split personality.

Scientists find monster black holes, biggest yet

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 06, 2011, 08:45

Scientists have found the biggest black holes known to exist each one 10 billion times the size of our sun.