Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Thin galaxies harbour big secret

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Science Donate to DU
emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-11-08 09:08 AM
Original message
Thin galaxies harbour big secret
A Nasa telescope has discovered bulky black holes lurking where they are least expected - in skinny galaxies.

So-called supermassive black holes were thought to reside at the cores of nearly all galaxies.

But svelte galaxies lacking a central concentration of stars - or bulge - were thought to be a rare exception.

The latest results from the Spitzer Space Telescope suggest this is not the case - and even these harbour hefty black holes.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Science Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC