Galaxy M84 Nucleus

This colorful 'zigzag' is not the work of a flamboyant artist, but the signature of a supermassive black hole in the center of galaxy M84, discovered by Hubble Space Telescope's Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS).

Credit:

Gary Bower, Richard Green (NOAO), the STIS Instrument Definition Team, and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
Id:opo9712c
Type:Artwork
Release date:12 May 1997, 17:00
Size:605 x 600 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 12224+1309, M 84, Messier 84, NGC 4374
Type:• X - Quasars/AGN/Black Hole Images/Videos
• X - Cosmology Images/Videos
Distance:55 million light years


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