1/31/2013

The characteristics of a black hole seem to be linked to those of the galaxy where it lies, suggesting a connection between the birth of a galaxy and a black hole, scientists say. To study the phenomenon, scientists have developed a technique to measure the mass of a black hole using the clouds of gas surrounding the structure, findings that were published in the journal Nature. The new technique allows researchers to measure the mass of even the most distant black holes, overcoming many limitations of past measurement methods.

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