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Artistic depiction of planets in orbit around a supermassive black hole [Kagoshima University]

Thousands of Planets Around Supermassive Black Holes?

Three Japanese scientists have published a study that analyzes the possibility that planets may form in the dust disk orbiting a few parsecs away from the central engine of a 10-million-solar-mass black hole. According to their calculations, planet…

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Michele Diodati

Michele Diodati

Science writer with a lifelong passion for astronomy and comparisons between different scales of magnitude.