News tagged with spiral galaxy

Revealing a mini-supermassive black hole

One of the lowest mass supermassive black holes ever observed in the middle of a galaxy has been identified, thanks to NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and several other observatories. The host galaxy is of a type not expected ...

dateOct 24, 2012 in Astronomy
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NGC 3344: Hubble sees galaxy in a spin

(—NGC 3344 is a glorious spiral galaxy around half the size of the Milky Way, which lies 25 million light-years distant. We are fortunate enough to see NGC 3344 face-on, allowing us to study its structure in detail.

dateOct 22, 2012 in Astronomy
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Giant black holes lurking in survey data

(—Scientists at the University of Cambridge have used cutting-edge infrared surveys of the sky to discover a new population of enormous, rapidly growing supermassive black holes in the early Universe. The black ...

dateOct 08, 2012 in Astronomy
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