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Black hole came from a shredded galaxy

( -- Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found a cluster of young, blue stars encircling the first intermediate-mass black hole ever discovered. The presence of the star cluster suggests that ...

dateFeb 15, 2012 in Astronomy
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A 'Rose' made of galaxies

( -- In celebration of the twenty-first anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope's deployment in April 2011, astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute pointed Hubble's eye to an especially photogenic ...

dateDec 21, 2011 in Astronomy
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The Tarantula glows with X-rays and infrared light

( -- This spiderweb-like tangle of gas and dust is a star-forming region called 30 Doradus. It is one of the largest such regions located close to the Milky Way galaxy, and is found in the neighboring galaxy Large ...

dateNov 11, 2011 in Astronomy
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Is M85 missing a black hole?

The conventional wisdom of galaxies is that they should have a central massive black hole (CMBH). The presence of such objects has been confirmed in our own galaxy as well as numerous other galaxies, including the Andromeda ...

dateOct 17, 2011 in Astronomy
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Small distant galaxies host supermassive black holes

( -- Using the Hubble Space Telescope to probe the distant universe, astronomers have found supermassive black holes growing in surprisingly small galaxies. The findings suggest that central black holes formed ...

dateSep 15, 2011 in Astronomy
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The central region of the Milky Way

( -- The center of our Milky Way galaxy is about 27,000 light-years away in the direction of the constellation of Sagittarius. At the very center of the galaxy lies a black hole whose mass is about four million ...

dateAug 15, 2011 in Astronomy
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