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The Galaxy NGC 4450 is Host to a Supermassive Black Hole

The Galaxy NGC 4450 is Host to a Supermassive Black Hole


Date: 05 June 2000
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: NGC 4450, IRAS 12259+1721
Copyright: ESA HEIC/Hans-Walter Rix

The nearby spiral galaxy NGC 4450 is one of the galaxies in which Hans-Walter Rix and collaborators have identified a supermassive black hole. The picture reveals nothing unusual in the galaxy centre. Yet, the group of astronomers have measured wildly rotating gas in a disk around the centre of the galaxy with the STIS instrument onboard Hubble.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
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