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Fraser
2006-Oct-25, 12:53 AM
Astronomers have identified two distant supermassive black holes, or quasars, which might be about to get much brighter. New data from the Spitzer Space Telescopes show that the vicinities around the black holes could be backing up with excess matter - the black holes just can't consume it fast enough to clear the space. When this happens, the matter heats up, and releases a tremendous amount of energy. Some theories propose that these explosions could be so powerful they stop star formation in a galaxy.

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2006/10/24/black-holes-about-to-get-active-again/)

antoniseb
2006-Oct-25, 09:39 AM
It would be nice to have a time scale as to what 'soon' means. Should we be monitoring these things every day, or every century?

Duane
2006-Oct-25, 07:58 PM
It would be nice to have a time scale as to what 'soon' means. Should we be monitoring these things every day, or every century?

or every millineum?