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In Theory, Supermassive Black Holes Could get Even More Supermassive – Universe Today

A new study proposes that the upper mass limit for black holes could be a million times larger than we thought.

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Our universe contains some enormous black holes. The supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy has a mass of 4 million Suns, but it’s rather small as galactic black holes go. Many galactic black holes have a billion solar masses, and the most massive known black hole is estimated to have a mass of nearly 70 billion Suns. But just how big can a black hole get?
Artist view of an active black hole consuming matter. Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser
In order for a black hole to get really massive,…

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