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May 8, 2023

Astronomy Cast Ep. 680: Rogue Black Holes

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Streamed live on May 1, 2023.

Last week we talked about rogue stars. This week we’re going to take things up a notch and talk about an even more extreme event. Rogue black holes. Astronomers recently discovered a supermassive black hole on an escape trajectory, leaving newly forming stars in its wake. It’s wonderful, terrible, nightmare fuel.

Fraser’s rogue SMBH article:

The original paper:


This video was made possible by the following Patreon members:

Burry Gowen

Stephen Veit

Jordan Young

Venkatesh Chary

Andrew Poelstra

Brian Cagle

David Truog

THANK YOU! - Fraser and Dr. Pamela