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Disk Fueling a Possible Black Hole

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Discovers a Disk Fueling a Possible Black Hole

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  • Black Holes - The Inescapable Truth Imagine an object that is so dense, it's gravity so strong, that escape velocity is more than the speed of light.
  • Twin Black Holes: Never Seen Before For the first time, we have proof two supermassive black holes exist in the same galaxy, thanks to NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. Orbiting each other they will merge several hundred million years from now resulting in a catastrophic event.
  • Final Death Throes of Nearby Star Witnessed First-Hand Final Death Throes of Nearby Star Witnessed First-Hand. It takes only a few hundred to a thousand years for a dying Sun-like star, many billions of years old, to transform into a dazzling, glowing cloud called a planetary nebula. This relative blink in a long lifetime means that a Sun-like star's final moments - the crucial phase when its planetary nebula takes shape - have, until now, gone undetected.

Hubble Black Hole Images

  • Hubble Peers into Heart of Dying Star Hubble Peers into Heart of Dying Star. The Egg Nebula, also known as CRL 2688, is shown on the left as it appears in visible light with the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) and on the right as it appears in infrared light with Hubble's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS).
  • Hubble Finds a New Black Hole - and Unexpected New Mysteries Hubble Finds a New Black Hole - and Unexpected New Mysteries. Confirming the presence of yet another super-massive black hole in the universe, astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have found unexpected new mysteries. The black hole, and a 800 light-year-wide spiral-shaped disk of dust fueling it, are slightly offset from the center of their host galaxy, NGC 4261, located 100 million light-years away in the direction of the constellation Virgo.
  • 'Death Spiral' Around a Black Hole Yields Tantalizing Evidence of Event Horizon Death Spiral Around a Black Hole Yields Tantalizing Evidence of Event Horizon. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope may have, for the first time, provided direct evidence for the existence of black holes by observing the disappearance of matter as it falls beyond the event horizon.
  • Hubble Captures an Extraordinary and Powerful Active Galaxy Hubble Captures an Extraordinary and Powerful Active Galaxy. Resembling a swirling witch's cauldron of glowing vapors, the black hole-powered core of a nearby active galaxy appears in this colorful NASA Hubble Space Telescope image. The galaxy lies 13 million light-years away in the southern constellation Circinus.
  • Black Holes Shed Light on Galaxy Formation Black Holes Shed Light on Galaxy Formation. Astronomers are concluding that monstrous black holes weren't simply born big but instead grew on a measured diet of gas and stars controlled by their host galaxies in the early formative years of the universe.
  • A Cosmic Searchlight A Cosmic Searchlight. Streaming out from the center of the galaxy M87 like a cosmic searchlight is one of nature's most amazing phenomena, a black-hole-powered jet of electrons and other sub-atomic particles traveling at nearly the speed of light. In this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image, the blue of the jet contrasts with the yellow glow from the combined light of billions of unseen stars and the yellow, point-like globular clusters that make up this galaxy.

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