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Slow-dancing supermassive black holes are orbiting at a snail's pace

Astronomers have observed a pair of supermassive black holes orbiting each other in a distant galaxy

Supermassive black holes lie at the center of most galaxies, but 750 million light-years away, a huge galaxy known as 0402+379 boasts two of them – and one appears to be orbiting the other. The discovery is the result of 12 years of observation, and while it's long been suspected, this marks the first time the phenomenon has been directly seen.

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Category: Space

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  • Galaxy
  • Orbit
  • Stanford University
  • Supermassive black hole
  • University of New Mexico
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