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Is there a correlation between the mass of a supermassive black hole and the amount of stars within its galaxy? If so, what is it?

David Irvin, Calabasas, California
RELATED TOPICS: BLACK HOLES
Mass relationships
Yes, there is a correlation between a supermassive black hole’s mass and the stellar content of its host galaxy’s bulge. In some galaxies (like spirals), the bulge is smaller, round, and confined to the center, while giant elliptical galaxies are essentially all bulge.

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