University of Michigan Astronomers Discover Smallest Known Supermassive Black Hole

A new report says University of Michigan astronomers have discovered the smallest known super-massive black hole. The sighting occurred when a team traveled to Chile last year to examine a few dwarf galaxies that bore signs of black holes.

U of M astronomy graduate student Vivienne Baldassare spoke with WDET’s Marissa Gawel about how her team found the astrophysical object. Listen to their conversation by clicking the PLAY button above.  

Image credit: Courtesy of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

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Marissa Gawel

Associate News Producer

Fan of road trips and roasted vegetables. Currently reports from WDET’s newsroom.

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