Evidence for three accreting black holes in a galaxy at z∼1.35:a snapshot of recently formed black hole seeds?

@article{Schawinski2011EvidenceFT,
  title={Evidence for three accreting black holes in a galaxy at z∼1.35:a snapshot of recently formed black hole seeds?},
  author={Kevin Schawinski and M. Urry and Ezequiel Treister and Brooke D Simmons and Priyamvada Natarajan and Eilat Glikman},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={743}
}
One of the key open questions in cosmology today pertains to understanding when, where, and how supermassive black holes form. While it is clear that mergers likely play a significant role in the growth cycles of black holes, the issue of how supermassive black holes form, and how galaxies grow around them, still needs to be addressed. Here, we present Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field Camera 3/IR grism observations of a clumpy galaxy at z = 1.35, with evidence for 106-107 M ☉ rapidly growing… Expand

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