Video: Why A Galactic Merger May Reveal A Black Hole ‘Missing Link’

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An image of the galaxy SDSS J1126+2944 taken with the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-ray Observatory. The X-ray observations, shown in purple, reveal the locations of two black holes, which were brought together by a merger of two galaxies. The arrow points to the black hole that has relatively few stars surrounding it, a possible indication that is an "intermediate" mass black hole.

One of them shows indications that it could be a rare "intermediate" mass black hole. CU assistant professor Julie Comerford spoke with Colorado Matters host Nathan Heffel.

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