Supermassive black hole gets kicked to the galactic curb

Supermassive black hole gets kicked to the galactic curb

Supermassive black hole gets kicked to the galactic curb A black hole weighing more than a billion suns appears to have gotten the boot toward the outer edges of its galaxy. Data from the Hubble Space Telescope and other observatories reveal a supermassive black hole zipping away from the center of its galaxy at a 7.5-million-kilometer-per-hour clip. It’s moving so quickly that it could leave the galaxy for good in 20 million years, says Marco Chiaberge of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. Only gravitational waves — ripples in…

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