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The Fifth Candidate for an Intermediate-mass Black Hole in the Galactic Center

31 Mar 2020, 16:00 UTC
The Fifth Candidate for an Intermediate-mass Black Hole in the Galactic Center
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Shunya Takekawa et al 2020 ApJ 890 167
A clump of gas within a high-velocity compact cloud near our galaxy’s center has kinematic structure that points to the presence of a quiescent black hole of ~10,000 solar masses — a candidate intermediate-mass black hole.

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