NASA says massive black hole leaving a trail of stars in its wake

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A supermassive black hole is creating new stars in its wake and Yale astronomer Pieter van Dokkum just happened to notice it while looking through Hubble Space Telescope images! Via ctvnews

A supermassive black hole flying through space has left behind a trail of newborn stars twice as long as the Milky Way, a phenomenon researchers say they have never seen until now.

Researchers detailed the discovery, caught accidentally by the Hubble Space Telescope and announced on April 6, in a research paper published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters.

They say the trail of newborn stars is 200,000 light years long, while the runaway black hole weighs as much as 20 million suns and is travelling so fast it could get from the Earth to the moon in 14 minutes.

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