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Fraser
2009-Jan-07, 10:30 PM
Do galaxies form first and then a black hole springs up in the center, or possibly, do galaxies form around an already existing black hole? That's the cosmic chicken-and-the-egg problem astronomers have been trying to figure out. The answer? "It looks like the black holes form before the host galaxy, and somehow [...]

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Jerry
2009-Jan-08, 07:05 PM
It seems more than a little difficult to get Black Holes out of a Big Bang and not suck everything else in, in the process. The size, spacing, microwave temperature (also reported today) early heavy metals and early black holes are all horribly at-odds with predictions and expectations. It is the theory that has become a relic of the past.