NGC 4845: Hubble Space Telescope Sees Large Spiral Galaxy

NGC 4845, otherwise known as LEDA 44392 or UGC 8078, is an 11th magnitude spiral galaxy in the constellation of Virgo. It is 58.8 million light-years away from us. The galaxy was originally discovered by the German-born British astronomer William Herschel in 1786. According to astronomers, NGC 4845 hosts a supermassive black hole in its center. The presence of … Continue reading NGC 4845: Hubble Space Telescope Sees Large Spiral Galaxy

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Five Supermassive Black Holes discovered

Astronomers have found evidence for a large population of hidden supermassive black holes in the Universe. Using NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) satellite observatory, the team of international scientists detected the high energy X-rays from five supermassive black holes previously clouded from direct view by dust and gas.   “An illustration of the NuSTAR … Continue reading Five Supermassive Black Holes discovered