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Fraser
2007-Oct-30, 07:34 PM
Wait, stop the internet! Remember when I said the most massive black hole had been discovered? Sorry, that record has been broken by an even more "most massive black hole". ...

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2007/10/30/an-even-more-massive-black-hole/)

Burt
2007-Oct-31, 12:46 AM
One must remember that this black hole is just the record for so-called 'stellar mass black holes'. There are also thought to be super-massive black holes at the centers of galaxies that have millions to billions of solar masses. Stellar-mass black holes are primarily formed by the supernovae phase of massive stars, while super-massive black holes are formed by the extreme density at the galactic centers and then grow by subsequent 'eating' of all the nearby matter.

John Mendenhall
2007-Oct-31, 12:18 PM
while super-massive black holes are formed by the extreme density at the galactic centers and then grow by subsequent 'eating' of all the nearby matter.



Maybe. They may also be primordial.

I wonder if the inflationary period and the formation of primordial (supermassive) black holes could be linked?

Jerry
2007-Oct-31, 01:53 PM
We are aware of these objects because they are emitting at very high wavelengths. We do not know the net energy budget.