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Massive Outburst in Neighbor Galaxy Surprises Astronomers
January 7, 2013
The surprising discovery of a massive outburst in a neighboring galaxy is giving astronomers a tantalizing look at what likely is a powerful belch by a gorging black hole at the galaxy's center. The scientists were conducting a long-term study of molecules in galaxies, when one of the galaxies showed a dramatic change.
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
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