A black hole 17 billion times the mass of the sun could change theories about how black holes and galaxies form and evolve.
“This is a really oddball galaxy,” says Karl Gebhardt of the University of Texas at Austin. “It’s almost all black hole. This could be the first object in a new class of galaxy-black hole systems.”
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