Formation of massive black holes through runaway collisions in dense young star clusters

@article{Zwart2004FormationOM,
  title={Formation of massive black holes through runaway collisions in dense young star clusters},
  author={S. P. Zwart and H. Baumgardt and P. Hut and J. Makino and S. L. W. Mcmillan},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2004},
  volume={428},
  pages={724-726}
}
  • S. P. Zwart, H. Baumgardt, +2 authors S. L. W. Mcmillan
  • Published 2004
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature
  • A luminous X-ray source is associated with MGG 11—a cluster of young stars ∼200 pc from the centre of the starburst galaxy M 82 (refs 1, 2). The properties of this source are best explained by invoking a black hole with a mass of at least 350 solar masses (350 M[circdot]), which is intermediate between stellar-mass and supermassive black holes. A nearby but somewhat more massive cluster (MGG 9) shows no evidence of such an intermediate-mass black hole, raising the issue of just what physical… CONTINUE READING
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