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Globular Cluster Black Holes

 

The ultimate firework celebration: gravitational-wave researchers increasingly think that globular clusters –dazzling, celestial “snow globes” populated with hundreds of thousands of closely packed stars– harbor dark “hearts,” loaded with dozens to even hundreds of black holes–by far the greatest concentration of these exotic objects found anywhere in the universe.

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Black Holes in Globular Clusters

 

Gravitational-wave researchers increasingly think that globular clusters, dazzling, celestial “snow globes” populated with hundreds of thousands of closely packed stars, harbor dark “hearts,” loaded with dozens to even hundreds of black holes–by far the greatest concentration of these exotic objects found anywhere in the universe.

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