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Black hole buddies puzzle scientists


Scientists are re-thinking the fates of black holes after discovering two together in the same star cluster.

“There is supposed to be only one survivor possible,” says Jay Strader, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Michigan State University.

“Finding two black holes, instead of one, in this globular cluster definitely changes the picture. The fact that we discovered two in this cluster suggests that theory isn’t right. These clusters are hanging onto more black holes, but the reason is not clear.”

Full story at Futurity.

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