Galaxy’s violent destruction acted as ‘black hole delivery service’

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The absorption of a small galaxy into a larger spiral galaxy seems to have acted as a ‘black hole delivery system’ leaving a distant galaxy with two supermassive black holes that will eventually collide.

A team of astronomers used the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-ray Observatory to observe the spiral galaxy NGC 4424 ,  located 54 million light-years away in the Virgo galactic cluster, and identify an elongated red object as a small cluster of stars. 




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