View Full Version : Galaxy Mergers Make Black Holes 'Light Up'

2010-May-26, 08:40 PM
Only about 1% of supermassive black holes emit large amounts of energy, and astronomers have wondered for decades why so few exhibit this behavior. Data from Swift satellite, which normally studies gamma ray bursts, has allowed scientists to confirm that black holes "light up" when galaxies collide, and the data may offer insight into [...]

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