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| Hubble Spies Supermassive Black Hole 'That Shouldn't Exist', According to NASA
The Hubble space telescope has discovered a supermassive black hole 130 million light-years from Earth that scientists say "shouldn't exist" if Albert Einstein's theories of relativity are to be believed. The mysterious black hole has an "unexpected" thin disk of material furiously whirling around it. The conundrum, the space agency explains, is that according to current astronomical theories, the disk shouldn't be there. "We've never seen the effects of both general and special relativity in visible light with this much clarity," said Marco Chiaberge, a member of the team that conducted the Hubble study. Their research is published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The black hole is located at the heart of a spiral galaxy called NGC 3147. Black holes like this one are described as "malnourished" for their lack of gravitationally-captured material to 'feed' on, and the surrounding in-falling material typically spreads out into a donut-shaped haze. However, the