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ESA/Hubble heic1602: The sleeping giant. The placid appearance of NGC 4889 can fool the unsuspecting observer. But the elliptical galaxy, pictured in this new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, harbours a dark secret. At its heart lurks one of the most massive black ...

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ESA/Hubble News
11 February 2016

The placid appearance of NGC 4889 can fool the unsuspecting observer. But the elliptical galaxy, pictured in this new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, harbours a dark secret. At its heart lurks one of the most massive black holes ever discovered.

The release, images and videos are available on:
http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1602/

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11 February 2016




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