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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 image, taken with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary and Camera 2, shows the core of the galaxy where the suspected black hole dwells. Astronomers mapped the motions of gas in the grip of the black hole's powerful gravitational pull by aligning the STIS's spectroscopic slit across the nucleus in a single exposure.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
20-May-2024 03:56 UT

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