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Cosmic Weight Watching Reveals Black Hole-Galaxy History


Using state-of-the-art technology and sophisticated data analysis tools, a team of astronomers from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy has developed a new and powerful technique to directly determine the mass of an active galaxy at a distance of nearly 9 billion light-years from Earth.

This pioneering method promises a new approach for studying the co-evolution of galaxies and their central black holes. First results indicate that for galaxies, the best part of cosmic history was not a time of sweeping changes.

Full Story: http://www.mpia.de/Public/menu_q2.php?Aktuelles/PR/2011/PR110930/PR_110930_en.html

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