Binary Black Holes Discovered

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    Binary supermassive black holes have been discovered. The pair are in galaxy NGC 7674 a light year apart and orbit every 100,000 years. They have a combined mass forty million times that of the sun. Only one other set have ever been located. In galaxy collision the black holes generally merge.
    Boffins discover tightest black hole binary system – and it's supermassive
    NGC 7674

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    Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) or supermassive black holes at the center of galaxies are characterized by how much matter they consume.
    Eating Habits of Supermassive Black Holes May Define Galaxies
     
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    Five new pairs of black holes have been discovered.
    Researchers discover five supermassive black hole pairs

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmtuPirV8EA
     

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