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Rogue supernovas likely flung into space by black hole slingshots

Rogue supernovas likely flung into space by black hole slingshots

Rogue supernovas that explode all alone in deep space present an astronomical mystery. Where did they come from? How did they get there? The likely answer: a binary black hole slingshot, according to a new study by Ryan Foley, a professor of astronomy and physics at the University of Illinois.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015