Ravenous Supermassive Black Holes May Sterilize Nearby Planets

May 31, 2017
Black hole cartoon image

Press coverage of a new paper in Scientific American: A new study sheds light on how damaging black holes can be to the habitability of planets throughout the Milky Way and the universe.

Link: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ravenous-supermassive-black-h...

Astrobites: https://astrobites.org/2017/05/30/blown-away-by-black-holes-losing-plane...

Image: This artist’s conception of a distant quasar shows how luminous they can be—an effect that would wreak havoc on nearby life. Credit: ESO / M. Kornmesser Credit: M. Kornmesser ESO

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