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Ultramassive black hole discovered by UK astronomers

Ultra massive black hole discovered

An ultramassive black hole about 30bn times the mass of the Sun has been discovered by astronomers in the UK.

Scientists at Durham University said the gargantuan black hole was one of the biggest ever found. The team described their findings, published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, as “extremely exciting”.

The paper’s lead author, Dr James Nightingale, of the university’s physics department, said: “This particular black hole, which is roughly 30bn times the mass of our Sun, is one of the biggest ever detected and on the upper limit of how large we believe black holes can theoretically become, so it is an extremely exciting discovery.”


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