Talk:List of most massive black holes

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Why was this article created?[edit]

To be honest, I created this article to have updates about black holes, like the list of largest known stars page. Such news are spreading to the Internet. Some of them are:

  • Some saying M87 has largest black hole
  • Some saying NGC 1277, others OJ 287

What is it really? So I created this page. For news in the Internet with false issues to be stopped.

The final thing before I created this is that some news say NGC 4889 as largest but NGC 1277 is 2nd. I come up here to show that NGC 1277 is really 5th and the 2nd place really belongs to the Phoenix Cluster, through which the data is long abandoned.

So that's it. Created for people to be informed. ==Johndric Valdez (talk) 10:05, 16 November 2013 (UTC)==

Largest or most massive?[edit]

It really creates me confusion. Yes, more massive black holes are larger, however, why are they large? Because of their mass.

However it confuses me. Largest or most massive? ==Johndric Valdez (talk) 10:05, 16 November 2013 (UTC)==

The size of a black hole singularity is always the same, infinitesimal, the size of the event horizon depends solely on the mass of the black hole. So "most massive" works better, as someone might think it was about the volume of the singularity, which does not change with anything. However, you could consider adding the size of the event horizon to the table. -- (talk) 01:11, 4 May 2014 (UTC)