‘Behemoth’ black hole discovered in far-off galaxy

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(USA TODAY) Astronomers discovered a “behemoth” black hole weighing as much as 17 billion suns in a remote part of the universe, according to a report published Wednesday.

Black holes are collapsed stars — bottomless pits of gravity from which not even light can escape. The biggest ones are typically located at the center of large galaxies in crowded parts of the universe.

What is surprising about the new discovery is the remote location of the galaxy where it resides.

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