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The odd couple: how a pair of mismatched black holes formed

Star surrounded by colourful gas clouds — artist’s impression.

A binary system includes a star (centre; artist’s impression) and an unseen black hole. Such a system can evolve into a pairing of lopsided black holes. Credit: Katarzyna Drewniany

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Nature 586, 173 (2020)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-020-02792-6

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