Black holes growing faster
Melbourne, January 17, 2013
First Published: 23:41 IST(17/1/2013)
Last Updated: 23:42 IST(17/1/2013)
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Astronomers have discovered that super-massive black holes — located at the centres of galaxies — are growing faster than thought.
For years, scientists had believed that super-massive black holes increased their mass in step with the growth of their host galaxy.
new observations by Swinburne University of Technology have revealed a different behaviour. “Black holes have been growing faster than we thought,” Professor Alister Graham from Swinburne’s Technology’s Centre said.