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NGC 4395: A supermassive black hole in the constellation Canes Venatici.

NGC 4395At a distance of just 14 million light-years NGC 4395 is a close galactic neighbor. That should make its central black hole one of the easiest to study. Unfortunately, though, there's not much to see. The black hole is one of the least massive yet detected in the center of a galaxy, and it also is one of the quietest. NGC 4395 is classified as an AGN (active galactic nucleus) galaxy, indicating... More »

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A supermassive black hole in the center of the galaxy NGC 1365 is rotating rapidly, which reveals important details about its formation and the environment of the galaxy that surrounds it ESA - February 27, 2013

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Video: Stranger Than Fiction

VideoThe concept of black holes has intrigued scientists for hundreds of years. For an introduction to the topic, watch "Black Holes: Stranger than Fiction," the latest video from the Texas Cosmology Center at The University of Texas at Austin.

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