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Hubble:Hubble finds relic of a shredded galaxy [heic1203]

15 Feb 2012, 12:19 UTC
Hubble:Hubble finds relic of a shredded galaxy [heic1203]
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Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have found a cluster of young blue stars surrounding a mid-sized black hole called HLX-1. The discovery suggests that the black hole formed in the core of a now-disintegrated dwarf galaxy. The findings have important implications for understanding the evolution of supermassive black holes and galaxies.

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