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Black Hole Pairs Found in Distant Merging Galaxies Provide Crucial Insight

09/05/2021 10:34 PM | Click to read full article

Astronomers have discovered two pairs of quasars in the distant Universe, about 10 billion light-years from Earth. In each pair, the two quasars are separated by only about 10,000 light-years, making them closer together than any other double quasars found so far away.

The proximity of the quasars in each pair suggests that they are located within two merging galaxies.