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Galaxy M84 Nucleus

Galaxy M84 Nucleus

Depicts: M84, NGC 4374, IRAS 12224+1309
Copyright: Gary Bower, Richard Green (NOAO), the STIS Instrument Definition Team,and NASA

This observation demonstrates a direct connection between a supermassive black hole and activity (such as radio emission) in the nucleus of an active galaxy. It also shows that STIS is ideally suited for efficiently conducting a survey of galaxies to determine the distribution of the black holes and their masses.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
20-May-2024 03:33 UT

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