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Nearby Galaxy Breaks the Black Hole Chain

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Science  20 Jul 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5529, pp. 405
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5529.405a

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According to a report published online this week by Science (www.sciencexpress.org), the center of a nearby spiral galaxy, M33, seems to have no black hole--unlike all of its larger, more bulging brothers. The finding may help scientists puzzle out the so-far-murky sequence of events by which galaxies assemble themselves.