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Astronomers Find Triple Interactions of Supermassive Black Holes to be Very Common in Early Universe
January 7, 2007
New cosmological computer simulations show for the first time that supermassive black holes, which exist at the centers of nearly all galaxies, often join during triple galaxy interactions.
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