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NGC 7052: A supermassive black hole in the constellation Vulpecula.

NGC 7052Using Hubble Space Telescope and instruments on the ground, astronomers discovered a black hole roughly 330 million times the mass of the Sun at the center of NGC 7052, a large elliptical galaxy in Vulpecula, the fox. Early observations by radio telescopes revealed that NGC 7052 has an active nucleus, which emits copious amount of radio waves. In addition, the radio observations revealed jets o... More »

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Stretching Out

A giant gas cloud is being ripped apart as it loops around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy European Southern Observatory - June 25, 2014

Galactic History Lesson

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.

Pop Culture

Check out our selection of some of the best — and worst — roles played by black holes in movies, TV shows, books, and music. More »

 
Research

The Hole Story

Black holes are one of the busiest research topics in all of astronomy. Learn more about this cutting-edge research and get a peek at the backgrounds of some of the world's top black-hole researchers. More »


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