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Birth of Massive Black Holes in the Early Universe Revealed
Georgia Tech ^ | 01/23/19

Posted on 02/01/2019 10:49:18 AM PST by Simon Green

The light released from around the first massive black holes in the universe is so intense that it is able to reach telescopes across the entire expanse of the universe. Incredibly, the light from the most distant black holes (or quasars) has been traveling to us for more than 13 billion light years. However, we do not know how these monster black holes formed.

New research led by researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology, Dublin City University, Michigan State University, the University of California at San Diego, the San Diego Supercomputer Center and IBM provides a new and extremely promising avenue for solving this cosmic riddle. The team showed that when galaxies assemble extremely rapidly – and sometimes violently – that can lead to the formation of very massive black holes. In these rare galaxies, normal star formation is disrupted and black hole formation takes over.

The new study finds that massive black holes form in dense starless regions that are growing rapidly, turning upside down the long-accepted belief that massive black hole formation was limited to regions bombarded by the powerful radiation of nearby galaxies. Conclusions of the simulation-based study, reported January 23 in the journal Nature and supported by funding from the National Science Foundation, the European Union and NASA, also finds that massive black holes are much more common in the universe than previously thought.

The key criteria for determining where massive black holes formed during the universe’s infancy relates to the rapid growth of pre-galactic gas clouds that are the forerunners of all present-day galaxies, meaning that most supermassive black holes have a common origin forming in this newly discovered scenario, said John Wise, an associate professor in the Center for Relativistic Astrophysics in Georgia Tech’s School of Physics and the paper’s corresponding author.

(Excerpt) Read more at rh.gatech.edu ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: astronomy; blackholes; europeanunion; haltonarp; ibm; michiganstate; nasa; quasars; science; stringtheory
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1 posted on 02/01/2019 10:49:18 AM PST by Simon Green
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To: Simon Green
Cardi-B? 🔭
2 posted on 02/01/2019 10:51:10 AM PST by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Simon Green

Great, Al Sharpton’s baby pictures.


3 posted on 02/01/2019 10:53:34 AM PST by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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To: Simon Green

Halogen????


4 posted on 02/01/2019 10:54:03 AM PST by JBW1949 (I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!)
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To: Simon Green
Current Black Hole theory does not explain the massive early Black Holes.
5 posted on 02/01/2019 10:56:34 AM PST by blam
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To: Simon Green
Here:

The Puzzle Of The First Black Holes

How could the oldest black holes have grown so big so early in the universe?"

6 posted on 02/01/2019 11:02:03 AM PST by blam
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To: Simon Green

Be thankful for this: you’re not within a hundred light years of 3C273, or anything like it.

It’s not just the Earth that’s friendly to carbon-based life. It’s the entire region of the Milky Way in which Earth is located.


7 posted on 02/01/2019 11:03:06 AM PST by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: Simon Green

Hawaiian birth certificates?


8 posted on 02/01/2019 11:04:59 AM PST by dangus ("The floor of Hell is paved with the skulls of bishops" -- St. Athanasius)
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To: Simon Green

Sounds racist...


9 posted on 02/01/2019 11:29:11 AM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: Simon Green

Gee I didn’t know that Maxine Waters, Sheila Jackson Lee and Michelle Obama were that old.


10 posted on 02/01/2019 11:31:37 AM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper (with)
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To: Simon Green

I realize these unbelievers who argue against Special Creation 6,000 years ago, in favor of “billions and billions” as they concoct their story, will not be in Heaven. But I wish there could be a scene where Christ the Creator tells how He did it, and how they are totally WRONG.


11 posted on 02/01/2019 11:34:05 AM PST by Tucker39 ("It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible." George Washington)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Michelle, aka Big Mike, is not a female. So he does not fit in that particular grouping. JMHO.


12 posted on 02/01/2019 11:36:51 AM PST by Tucker39 ("It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible." George Washington)
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To: 6SJ7; AdmSmith; AFPhys; Arkinsaw; allmost; aristotleman; autumnraine; bajabaja; ...
Thanks Simon Green.

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13 posted on 02/01/2019 11:43:19 AM PST by SunkenCiv (and btw -- https://www.gofundme.com/for-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery)
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To: Tucker39
I realize these unbelievers who argue against Special Creation 6,000 years ago, in favor of “billions and billions” as they concoct their story, will not be in Heaven.

Accepting the overwhelming evidence of the actual age of the universe gets you sent to Hell? Um.....ok.....

(backs away slowly)


14 posted on 02/01/2019 11:43:57 AM PST by Simon Green ("Arm your daughter, sir, and pay no attention to petty bureaucrats.”)
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To: Tucker39

OK> re “Michelle, aka Big Mike, is not a female. So he does not fit in that particular grouping” (i.e. Black Holes).

OK, then she/he can be classified as an “Assteroid”, smaller that a Black Hole but still in the universe.


15 posted on 02/01/2019 12:05:32 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper (with)
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To: Simon Green

Keep in mind that any scientist worth their salt will tell you that most of what we “know”(about black holes or anything else) is wrong. Just sayin.


16 posted on 02/01/2019 12:15:28 PM PST by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: Phlap
Keep in mind that any scientist worth their salt will tell you that most of what we “know”(about black holes or anything else) is wrong. Just sayin.

Everything I've read about black holes and string theory on this website makes absolutely no sense to me.........And I'm a whiz at Algebra.....

17 posted on 02/01/2019 12:27:30 PM PST by Hot Tabasco
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To: Hot Tabasco

We don’t know. They are all just educated guesses. The problem is there are always unseen variables. some variables that may not even exist anymore and will never be understood because they don’t exist anymore. How do you measure and factor into something that is no more? We will always just be guessing and never truly know for sure. It’s fun to hypothesize and think so though.


18 posted on 02/01/2019 12:33:29 PM PST by Openurmind
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I know what you’re saying but my point was that all those articles are so far over my head that I can’t even begin to grasp the ideas let alone the explanations.........I wish I was smart enough to but I’m not.


19 posted on 02/01/2019 12:38:25 PM PST by Hot Tabasco
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To: Simon Green

Even James Ussher 1581-1656, the famous and respected Archbishop of Ireland in the seventeenth century, is today greatly ridiculed by even Christians for declaring that the world was created in 4004 BC.

Nowhere is this found in the biblical text. It is the opinion and HYPOTHESIZE of just one man during the 15th century.


20 posted on 02/01/2019 12:50:13 PM PST by Openurmind
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