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Scientists Mystified Over How Giant Black Holes Grow

Simulation of the formation of a galaxy similar to our Milky Way. Massive black holes lurk in the centers of many of the building blocks that merge to assemble the galaxy, and a black hole also inhabits the final galaxy. Still from video releas

Amazing black holes detected

August 23, 2012

Two X-ray space observatories, NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton, have teamed up to measure definitively, for the first time, the spin rate of a black hole with a mass 2 million times that of our sun. (NASA)