Ancient era of fast growth in supermassive black holes studied

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 17:00 in Astronomy & Space

( -- In collaboration with an international team of astronomers, an assistant professor of physics at the University of North Texas has identified the earliest known epoch of fast growth of the supermassive black holes in outer space, coming a step closer to understanding the mysteries of the universe. UNT professor Dr. Ohad Shemmer said this discovery is a “missing link” between black holes observed in galaxies today and the first black holes formed due to the explosion of the first stars.

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