The Largest Black Hole In the Known Universe

It’s a huge surprise, and shows up in the most unlikely of places!

Ethan Siegel
Jun 12, 2014 · 10 min read
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VnJ9pRR8-8
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Image credit: NASA / CXC / M. Weiss.
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Image credit: NASA, ESA, F. Paresce (INAF-IASF, Bologna, Italy), R. O’Connell (University of Virginia, Charlottesville), and the Wide Field Camera 3 Science Oversight Committee.
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Image credit: Andrea Ghez et al. / KECK / UCLA Galactic Center Group, via http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~ghezgroup/gc/pictures/orbitsMovie.shtml.
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Image credit: Hubble Space Telescope / NASA / Wikisky, via Wikimedia Commons user Friendlystar.
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Image credit: NASA / Chandra X-ray telescope.
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Image credit: NRAO / Very Large Array (VLA).
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Image credit: Rogelio Bernal Andreo of Deep Sky Colors, via APOD at http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110422.html.
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Image credit: Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS).
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Image credit: NOAO / AOP, ©2005-2013 University of Texas McDonald Observatory, via http://blackholes.stardate.org/objects/image.php?id=82&img=225.
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Image credit: Hubble Space Telescope / NASA / Remco van den Bosch et al. (2012).
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Image credit: Ramon Naves of Observatorio Montcabrer, via http://cometas.sytes.net/blazar/blazar.html.
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Image credit: KIPAC / SLAC / Stanford, via http://kipac.stanford.edu/kipac/research/agn.
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Image composite credits: False color: X-ray image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory;
contours: 1.4 GHz radio image from the Very Large Array.
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Image credit: Tuorla Observatory / University of Turku, via http://www.astro.utu.fi/news/080419.shtml.
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Starts With A Bang!

The Universe is out there, waiting for you to discover it.

Ethan Siegel

Written by

The Universe is: Expanding, cooling, and dark. It starts with a bang! #Cosmology Science writer, astrophysicist, science communicator & NASA columnist.

Starts With A Bang!

The Universe is out there, waiting for you to discover it.

Ethan Siegel

Written by

The Universe is: Expanding, cooling, and dark. It starts with a bang! #Cosmology Science writer, astrophysicist, science communicator & NASA columnist.

Starts With A Bang!

The Universe is out there, waiting for you to discover it.

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