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Surprising Black-hole Discovery Changes Picture of Globular Star Clusters

October 3, 2012

a conception of black hole in globular cluster Astronomers using the Very Large Array radio observatory didn't find what they were looking for, but got a surprise that is changing their understanding of globular star clusters. Full Story

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