Hubble Captures Supermassive Black Hole Hidden Behind Dust

Chris K

Chris K

Chris K
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NASA's Hubble telescope has captured a stunning view of an active black hole covered behind tendrils of dark dust. The black hole lies in the spiral galaxy NGC 7172, located about 110 million light-years from Earth in the ancient, but small constellation Piscis Austrinus. The dark dust passes through the centre of the galaxy, obscuring its luminous heart.

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