'Over-massive" galactic black hole discovered


by SW VandeCarr
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SW VandeCarr
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Nov30-12, 02:23 PM
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http://www.nature.com/nature/journal...ture11592.html

Can someone elaborate on how this challenges current theories of galactic evolution?
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Nov30-12, 06:59 PM
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The full paper can be found here: http://arxiv.org/abs/1211.6429. The paper appears to mainly challenge the black hole mass to bulge relationship and various related associations. It also questions how such a massive black hole could form is what appears to be a long term quiet environment.


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