Image of the Fornax cluster of galaxies with artistically enhanced purple areas representing the dark matter halos believed to surround the grouping (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
This artists impression shows the expected composition of a supermassive black hole under the unified theory (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
NASA infographic on the composition of supermassive black holes (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/NOAO/AURA/NSF/ESO)
A fresh analysis of data collected by NASA's WISE telescope has cast doubt on the widely accepted unified model for the composition of black holes. The study examined 170,000 supermassive black holes, and will require scientists to present new theories on the structure of these stellar giants.
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