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First detection of direct collapse black holes?

  1. Oct 8, 2015 #1

    Chronos

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    This paper;http://arxiv.org/abs/1510.01733, Detecting Direct Collapse Black Holes: making the case for CR7, announce potential detection of a direct collapse black hole. Such a detection would shed light on questions such as the origins of SMBH and galaxies in the early universe.
     
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  3. Oct 10, 2015 #2

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    Have to say the idea of direct collapse BH is new to me, and sounds very interesting. somehow way back in denser times (they say z ~ 20) clouds of gas could be so massive and dense that they might occasionally collapse directly to BH without first going thru the lifetime of a star. Fascinating. Let's see if the observations are confirmed. Check back later to see if other astronomers cite this paper, and what they say.
     
  4. Oct 11, 2015 #3

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    Agreed. That's the point of ? at the end of the OP topic.
     
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