Astronomers discover earliest black holes at dawn of universe

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 14:30 in Astronomy & Space

A team of astronomers has discovered the earliest black holes ever detected, despite the fact that they are hidden from view by their host galaxies. They also measured the average growth rate of the black holes and discovered that they grow and evolve in tandem with their galaxies -- something that astronomers had observed locally but which they knew little about when it came to the early, distant universe.

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