Two supermassive black holes are heading for a cosmic mega-collision

September 17, 2015 by  
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If you’re weary, feelin’ small, remember that somewhere out there, two supermassive black holes are heading for a cosmic mega-collision. Earlier this year, astronomers at Caltech identified a cosmic event that is occurring 3.5 billion light years from Earth: two supermassive black holes spiraling helplessly towards each other. Recent work by researchers at Columbia University adds further evidence that indeed the black holes are on a collision course. The consequences are not yet completely clear, but this meeting will certainly be cataclysmic for nearby stars and planets. Read the rest of Two supermassive black holes are heading for a cosmic mega-collision

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