Understanding the fate of merging supermassive black holes

  title={Understanding the fate of merging supermassive black holes},
  author={Manuela Campanelli},
  journal={Classical and Quantum Gravity},
  pages={S387 - S393}
  • M. Campanelli
  • Published 27 November 2004
  • Physics
  • Classical and Quantum Gravity
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