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ESA/Hubble Science Release heic1203: Hubble Finds Relic of a Shredded Galaxy. Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have found a cluster of young blue stars surrounding a mid-sized black hole called HLX-1. The discovery suggests that the black hole formed in the core of a now-disintegrated dwarf galaxy. The findings ...

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ESA/Hubble News
15 February 2012

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have found a cluster of young blue stars surrounding a mid-sized black hole called HLX-1. The discovery suggests that the black hole formed in the core of a now-disintegrated dwarf galaxy. The findings have important implications for understanding the evolution of supermassive black holes and galaxies.

The release, images and videos are available on:
http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1203/

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15 February 2012

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