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Super-Massive Black Holes - Cosmic Traffic Jams at the Exit Doors of this Universe

10/05/2012 05:36PM

Super-Massive Black Holes - Cosmic Traffic Jams at the Exit Doors of this Universe

The point of no return -- In astronomy, it's known as a black hole — a region in space where the pull of gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape. Super-Massive black holes are the "exit doors" of our Universe and the most extreme objects predicted by Albert Einstein's theory of gravity. Now, an international team, led by researchers at MIT's Haystack Observatory, has for the first time measured the radius of a black hole at the center of a distant galaxy — the closest distance at which matter can approach before being irretrievably pulled into the black hole.


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