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The seeds of tremendous gravity

The excellent resolution provided by radio interferometry provides a unique way to probe galaxy mergers and supermassive black hole binary dynamics.

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Fig. 1: An optical image of galaxy NGC 7674 (the larger galaxy), showing evidence of interaction through diffuse tidal tails.

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