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Astronomers have discovered what may be the most massive black hole ever known in a small galaxy about 250 million light-years from Earth, scientists say.

The supermassive black hole has a mass equivalent to 17 billion suns and is located inside the galaxy NGC 1277 in the constellation Perseus. It makes up about 14 percent of its host galaxy's mass, compared with the 0.1 percent a normal black hole would represent, scientists said.

"This is a really oddball galaxy," said study team member Karl Gebhardt of the University of Texas at Austin in a statement. "It's almost all black hole. This could be the first object in a new class of galaxy-black hole systems."

The giant black hole is about 11 times as wide as the orbit of Neptune around our sun, researchers said. The mass is so far above normal that the scientists took a year to double-check and submit their research paper for publication, according to the study's lead author, Remco van den Bosch.

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I wonder what's inside.

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I wonder what's inside.

Probably the Microverse... lol

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Event Horizon anyone?

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I wonder what's inside.

A tunnel to another Dimension ;)

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maybe

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I wonder what's inside.

We are...

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We gotta go there someday... :pirate:

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I didn't do it! I swear! :-p

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Astronomers have discovered what may be the most massive black hole ever ... and it's moving towards Earth ... :ninja:

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I wonder what's inside.

microsoft's future?

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Tam tam taaaaammmmmmm!!!!

I am sure those damn battarians or some other messed up collectors near by .... pesky fuKs

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its the Time Lords Power Source :D

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Astronomers have discovered what may be the most massive black hole ever ... and it's moving towards Earth ... :ninja:

There's gotta be some type of garbage collection in the universe :rofl:

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Oh they found my wallet? I hope they return it back to me.

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Probably the Microverse... lol

It's the underverse....this is our once chance to accept Riddick as our god.

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At that size it wouldn't surprise me if it ends up consuming the entire host galaxy.

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"This is a really oddball galaxy," said study team member Karl Gebhardt of the University of Texas at Austin in a statement. "It's almost all black hole.

If it's oddball then planet earth needs to be there. :p

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I wonder what's inside.

Every sock anyone's ever lost.

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Every sock anyone's ever lost.

I wondered what happened to them. :p

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That thing sucks big time!

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it won't consume its galaxy...it's what keeping it together. every galaxy has a supermassive black hole in the middle, they're just super-massive stars or groups of stars that were the first to achieve "black hole" status and thus attract other matter, thereby creating what we call galaxies.

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