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A new window on the smallest black holes

A fast-rising and rapidly evolving tidal disruption event in a dwarf galaxy could indicate the presence of an intermediate-mass black hole, and such nuclear transients in general could provide an opportunity to study these reclusive compact objects.

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Fig. 1: Correlation between black-hole mass and decay time of the TDE light curve.


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Gezari, S. A new window on the smallest black holes. Nat Astron 6, 1351–1352 (2022).

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