Black Holes May Sterilize Exoplanets; Missing Matter Found; Darkest Exoplanet Found | SFN 215

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In this episode, supermassive black holes found in the centers of most galaxies may sterilize any planets nearby greatly reducing the number of habitable worlds in the universe; astronomers have found the rest of the normal matter in the universe it couldn’t find before; and the Hubble Space Telescope finds a planet so dark, that it reflects less light than a freshly paved road.

Links to this week's stories:
Black Holes & Exoplanets:
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ravenous-supermassive-black-holes-may-sterilize-nearby-planets/
Missing matter Found:
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2149742-half-the-universes-missing-matter-has-just-been-finally-found/amp/
Dark Exoplanet:
http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1714/


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