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Post by groomsy on Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:48 pm

Hundreds of wandering "rogue" black holes may dwell in the Milky Way — and now researchers say they know how to detect them. Discovering these strange objects could shed light on the formation of the Milky Way and other galaxies.

No one knows exactly how the Milky Way came to exist. But according to one popular model of galaxy formation, the building blocks of the Milky Way were dwarf galaxies that collided and merged shortly after the Big Bang.

This idea assumes that floating black holes, each containing 1,000 to 100,000 more mass than the sun, could be left over from those early cosmic times — fossil evidence for the growth and mergers of black holes in the infant universe.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/17/hunt-rogue-black-holes-formation-milky-way_n_4978418.html?utm_hp_ref=science
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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:25 am

groomsy wrote:
Hundreds of wandering "rogue" black holes may dwell in the Milky Way — and now researchers say they know how to detect them. Discovering these strange objects could shed light on the formation of the Milky Way and other galaxies.

No one knows exactly how the Milky Way came to exist. But according to one popular model of galaxy formation, the building blocks of the Milky Way were dwarf galaxies that collided and merged shortly after the Big Bang.

This idea assumes that floating black holes, each containing 1,000 to 100,000 more mass than the sun, could be left over from those early cosmic times — fossil evidence for the growth and mergers of black holes in the infant universe.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/17/hunt-rogue-black-holes-formation-milky-way_n_4978418.html?utm_hp_ref=science

Pretty amazing concept, but it's totally logical if you think about it. It's kind of ironic, too -- black holes generally being thought of as destructive, and yet helping organize galaxies  ::D:: 

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