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Astronomers discover dying echoes of a supermassive black hole

An artist's illustration of an active galactic nucleus (AGN), complete with large radio jets. Galaxy Arp 187 has the remains of these jets but the center has fallen silent

Japanese astronomers have discovered the echoes of a “dying” supermassive black hole. While the object is quiet now, the team spotted the signatures of two huge radio jets that indicate it only recently fell silent after a bright, active phase.

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