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Scientists have found two supermassive black holes 'hiding' in nearby galaxies

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posted on Jan, 11 2017 @ 10:31 PM

10 JAN 2017

The intense gravitational forces at the heart of supermassive black holes generate intense light shows that are among the brightest things ever seen in the Universe – but that doesn't necessarily mean we can always see them, even when they're close to home.

New research has confirmed the existence of two supermassive black holes in nearby galaxies, previously hidden by clouds of gas and dust that obscured the high-energy fireworks resulting from cosmic matter being drawn into their voids.

Imagine that, two supermassive black holes have been discovered in the galaxy IC 3639, which is 170 million light years away from us. These black holes have been hidden to us by clouds of dust and gas.

If such massive objects could be hidden from us by clouds of gas and dust, what else could be hidden from us closer to home also by clouds of gas and dust?

posted on Jan, 11 2017 @ 10:41 PM
a reply to: ElectricUniverse

Black holes hide themselves.

But also 'jet' massive amounts of material from their poles...


posted on Jan, 11 2017 @ 11:41 PM
Very cool...

I mean we are being pulled by something and one has to wonder if it is a black hole as well.

posted on Jan, 12 2017 @ 02:37 AM
What if a anti-matter black hole collided with a normal-matter black hole ?

Big boom?

posted on Jan, 12 2017 @ 03:58 AM
a reply to: HawkeyeNation


Our own galaxy has a super massive black hole at its center, so yes, we are being affected by the pull of a black hole. We, however, are in the outer part of a spiral arm of this galaxy, so that means that we are in pretty much no danger of being sucked down into the event horizon any time soon!

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