Science Inside a tiny galaxy, a humongous black hole (+video)

The giant void discovered at the center of the ultra-compact galaxy known as M60-UCD1 makes up about 15 percent of the galaxy's total mass.

By , Universe Today

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In a finding that could turn supermassive black hole formation theories upside-down, astronomers have spotted one of these beasts inside a tiny galaxy just 157 light-years across — about 500 times smaller than the Milky Way.