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SPACE & SCIENCE NEWS: July 2010
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CID-42
CID-42: A black hole slingshot?
(Jul 1, 2010)


Evidence for a recoiling black hole has been found using data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory, XMM-Newton, the Hubble Space Telescope, and several ground-based telescopes. A new paper reports that this black hole kickback was caused either by a slingshot effect produced in a triple black hole system, or from the effects of gravitational waves produced after two supermassive black holes merged a few million years earlier.

Read more. Source: NASA/Harvard/Chandra

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