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Nathan Secrest

Nathan Secrest

Physics PhD student Nathan Secrest identified one of the lowest mass supermassive black holes ever observed in the middle of a galaxy. With the help of other researchers and NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, Secrest discovered the host galaxy of the black hole, called NGC 4178, located about 55 million light years from Earth. The research […]

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