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Black hole seeds key to galaxies behemoths – Phys.org

A new black hole breaks the record—not for being the smallest or the biggest—but for being right in the middle.

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A new black hole breaks the recordnot for being the smallest or the biggestbut for being right in the middle.
The recently discovered ‘Goldilocks’ black hole is part of a missing link between two populations of black holes: small black holes made from stars and supermassive giants in the nucleus of most galaxies.
In a joint effort, researchers from the University of Melbourne and Monash University have uncovered a black hole approximately 55,000 times the mass of the sun, a fabled “intermediate-mass”…

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