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Dwarf galaxy hides a cosmic ‘Little Big Man’

Dwarf galaxies are usually thought to be too small to contain supermassive black holes yet Henize 2-10, located about 30 million light years from Earth, appears to be an exception. Work by Amy Reines, a graduate student in astronomy at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville reveals that the little galaxy harbors a big secret: a black hole more than 2 million times the mass of our Sun. “There is thought to be a correlation between black hole mass and galaxy mass,” says Amy Reines, who presented the finding as part of her doctoral thesis at the annual meeting of 


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