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Black Holes

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A Black Hole Primer with Chandra:
An introduction to black holes and recent scientific discoveries about them.

Black Hole Classifications:
Stellar — Black holes with a mass of about 5 – 100 Suns formed at the end of very massive star's evolutionary cycle.
Mid-mass — A newly discovered type of black hole that has a mass of 500 – 1,000's of Suns.
Supermassive — Black holes with a mass of a million or more Suns located in the centers of galaxies.

More Information:

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