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Hubble Space Telescope Finds a New Black Hole

Hubble Space Telescope Finds a New Black Hole - and Unexpected New Mysteries

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  • Fireworks Near a Black Hole in the Core of Seyfert Galaxy NGC 4151 Fireworks Near a Black Hole in the Core of Seyfert Galaxy NGC 4151. The Hubble Space Telescope imaging spectrograph simultaneously records, in unprecedented detail, the velocities of hundreds of gas knots streaming at hundreds of thousands of miles per hour from the nucleus of NGC 4151, thought to house a super-massive black hole. This is the first time the velocity structure in the heart of this object, or similar objects, has been mapped so vividly this close to its central black hole.
  • Hubble Space Telescope Discovers Black Holes in Unexpected Places Hubble Space Telescope Discovers Black Holes in Unexpected Places. Medium-size black holes actually do exist, according to the latest findings from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, but scientists had to look in some unexpected places to find them.
  • Ancient Black Hole Speeds Through Sun's Galactic Neighborhood Ancient Black Hole Speeds Through Sun's Galactic Neighborhood, Devouring Companion Star. Data from the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute's Digitized Sky Survey has played an important supporting role in helping radio and X-ray astronomers discover an ancient black hole speeding through the Sun's galactic neighborhood. The rogue black hole is devouring a small companion star as the pair travels in an eccentric orbit looping to the outer reaches of our Milky Way galaxy.
  • Lone Black Holes Discovered Adrift in the Galaxy Lone Black Holes Discovered Adrift in the Galaxy. Two international teams of astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and ground-based telescopes in Australia and Chile have discovered the first examples of isolated stellar-mass black holes adrift among the stars in our galaxy.
  • Feasting Black Hole Blows Bubbles Feasting Black Hole Blows Bubbles. A monstrous black hole's rude table manners include blowing huge bubbles of hot gas into space. At least, that's the gustatory practice followed by the supermassive black hole residing in the hub of the nearby galaxy NGC 4438. Known as a peculiar galaxy because of its unusual shape, NGC 4438 is in the Virgo Cluster, 50 million light-years from Earth.
  • Hubble Reopens Its Eye on the Universe Hubble Space Telescope Reopens Its Eye on the Universe. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is back in business, as made dramatically evident in stunning new celestial pictures of remote galaxies and a colorful dying star released today.
  • Very Long Baseline Array Reveals Formation Region of Giant Cosmic Jet Near a Bla Very Long Baseline Array Reveals Formation Region of Giant Cosmic Jet Near a Black Hole. Space Telescope Science Institute astronomers and their co-investigators have gained their first glimpse of the mysterious region near a black hole at the heart of a distant galaxy, where a powerful stream of subatomic particles spewing outward at nearly the speed of light is formed into a beam, or jet, that then goes nearly straight for thousands of light-years.
  • Hubble Uncovers Dust Disk around a Massive Black Hole Hubble Space Telescope Uncovers Dust Disk around a Massive Black Hole. Resembling a gigantic hubcap in space, a 3,700-light-year-wide dust disk encircles a 300-million- solar-mass black hole in the center of the elliptical galaxy NGC 7052.
  • Hubble Finds a Bare Black Hole Pouring Out Light Hubble Space Telescope Finds a Bare Black Hole Pouring Out Light. Probing the heart of the active galaxy NGC 6251, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has provided a never-before-seen view of a warped disk or ring of dust caught in a blazing torrent of ultraviolet light from a suspected massive black hole.
  • NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Discovers a Disk Fueling a Possible Black Hole NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Discovers a Disk Fueling a Possible Black Hole. The giant elliptical galaxy NGC 4261 is one of the 12 brightest galaxies in the Virgo Cluster, located 45 million light-years away. Photographed in visible light - white - the galaxy appears as a fuzzy disk of hundreds of billions of stars. A radio image - orange - shows a pair of opposed jets emanating from the nucleus and spanning a distance of 88,000 light-years.

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