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10 incredible images of black holes

By: Katherine Butler on Feb. 21, 2011, 12:20 p.m.
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Photo: NASA/CXC/Tsinghua Univ./H. Feng et al.

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Double black holes

Another image from the Chandra Observatory shows the galaxy M82, which has “two bright X-ray sources” of interest. NASA believes these points may be the starting points for two intermediate or supermassive black holes. Researchers believe black holes may form when a star runs out of its own fuel and burns itself out. It is then crushed by its own gravitational weight. Matter collapses into “infinite density” and an extreme curve of space time is created.