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Virginia Tech Scientists Discover Record-breaking Black Hole Energy Blast

November 28, 2012

News thumbnail Virginia Tech physics researchers have discovered a quasar with the most energetic outflow ever seen, a finding that may answer questions about how the mass of a galaxy is linked to its central black hole mass and why there are so few large galaxies in the universe. Full Story

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