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Small Galaxy, Big Hole Source: NASA, ESA, STScI-PRC14-41a
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NASA, ESA, STScI-PRC14-41a

Small Galaxy, Big Hole

Most galaxies in the universe have at least one thing in common: supermassive black holes tend to sit in their centers, silently gorging on interstellar gas and dust and obliterating anything that comes within range of their event horizon. But scientists know very little about the origin of these behemoths or how they got to be so supermassive.

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