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Technology image of the week: A simulated black hole appears at the location of Sunday's ESA Open Day in the Netherlands
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Image of the Day: Runaway Black Hole at Plane of the Milky Way

Academics / Astronomy : The Daily Galaxy

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Image of the Day: Spectacular Galaxy Harboring a Colossal Supermassive Black Hole

Academics / Astronomy : The Daily Galaxy

In a new proof-of-concept observation, astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have measured the mass of the supermassive black hole at the center of NGC 1097 -- a barred spiral galaxy located appro...

Image of the Day: Glowing Black-Hole Illuminated Galaxy!

Academics / Astronomy : The Daily Galaxy

A supermassive black hole is the prime suspect behind the glowing appearance of galaxy 3C 305, located about 600 million light years away in the constellation Draco. Composite data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other tel...

Image of the Day: Serene Galaxy Hides One of the Most Colossal Black Holes Ever Discovered

Academics / Astronomy : The Daily Galaxy

The placid appearance of NGC 4889 can fool the unsuspecting observer. But the elliptical galaxy, pictured in this new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, harbours a dark secret. At its heart lurks one of the most massive...


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