Dwarf Galaxies

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  • Milky Way dotted with 100 million black holes

    Milky Way dotted with 100 million black holes

    After conducting a cosmic inventory of sorts to calculate and categorise stellar-remnant black holes, astronomers have determined that the Milky Way is home to about 100 million of the enigmatic, dark objects -- far more than expected. "We think we've......

    August 9, 2017
  • Supermassive black holes lurk in most dwarf galaxies

    Supermassive black holes lurk in most dwarf galaxies

    Supermassive black holes may be lurking at the centre of most ultra-compact dwarf galaxies, according to a new study which potentially doubles the number of black holes known in the universe. Scientists have discovered supermassive black holes in two ultra-compact......

    April 18, 2017