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The Elusive Black Holes

Scientists have been looking for black holes in space. For the last 2 years. They can't find them. The only explanation is that the blackholes are hiding from us and they're very good at it. They are clever like that.

"Naturally, it is difficult to find something we know is hiding well and which has eluded detection so far," says Volker Beckmann of NASA Goddard and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, lead author of the new report to be published in an upcoming issue of The Astrophysical Journal. "Integral is a telescope that should see nearby hidden black holes, but we have come up short," he says.
...perhaps the hidden black holes are more hidden than astronomers realised. "The fact that we do not see them does not necessarily mean that they are not there, just that we don't see them. Perhaps they are more deeply hidden than we think and so are therefore below even Integral's detection limit," says Bassani.

By min | July 27, 2006, 1:03 PM | Science