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a region of space resulting from the collapse of a star

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Like a body cut from the gallows the Chinaman plumped into the black hole below, carrying his tail in his teeth.
Just ahead of him in the roof of the aqueduct was a round, black hole about thirty inches in diameter.
The entrance to the farther forest looked small and round, like the black hole of a remote railway tunnel.
There are four of us, with our names painted on a door-post in right of one black hole called a set of chambers,' said Eugene; 'and each of us has the fourth of a clerk--Cassim Baba, in the robber's cave--and Cassim is the only respectable member of the party.
The inner circle train from the City rushed impetuously out of a black hole and pulled up with a discordant, grinding racket in the smirched twilight of a West-End station.
This oxymoronic object could provide clues to how larger black holes formed along with their host galaxies 13 billion years or more in the past.
It was thought that black holes absorb information and afterwards disappear without leaving behind any traces of what they might have contained.
When the universe was young, some black holes were terribly greedy.
The scientists believe that supermassive black holes may be more common than we thought after they found a black hole in the dwarf galaxy, M60-UCD1, which is now the smallest known galaxy to contain a black hole.
Rigidity means that black holes cannot be deformed by any outside processes, so it is difficult to comprehend a process that will allow black holes to coalesce.
Washington, May 24 ( ANI ): A team of astronomers using NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) to survey more than 170,000 supermassive black holes have now decided to re-examine a decades-old theory about the varying appearances of these interstellar objects.
This first direct measurement of the spin of such a distant black hole is an important advance for understanding how black holes grow over time.
Lead researcher Professor Chris Done, in the department of physics, said: "We know the black hole in the centre of each galaxy is linked to the galaxy as a whole, which is strange because black holes are tiny in relation to the size of a EXPERTS from our region have made a discovery about 'supermassive' black holes which could lead to a better understanding of how they help galaxies grow.
Because of this, we hope to be able to understand more about the link between black holes and their galaxies.
Black holes are regions in space in which gravity is so strong that nothing, including light, can escape.