Active Galaxy NGC 4438
Depicts: NGC 4438, IRAS 12252+1317
Copyright: NASA, Jeffrey Kenney (Yale University), Elizabeth Yale (Yale University)
A monstrous black hole's rude table manners include blowing huge bubbles of hot gas into space. At least, that's the gustatory practice followed by the supermassive black hole residing in the hub of the nearby galaxy NGC 4438. Known as a peculiar galaxy because of its unusual shape, NGC 4438 is in the Virgo Cluster, 50 million light-years from Earth.
Last Update: 1 September 2019