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ESA/Hubble Science Release heic1116: Hubble Directly Observes the Disc Around a Black Hole. A team of scientists has used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to observe a quasar accretion disc — a brightly glowing disc of matter that is slowly being sucked into its galaxy’s central black hole. Their study makes use of ...

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ESA/Hubble News
4 November 2011

A team of scientists has used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to observe a quasar accretion disc — a brightly glowing disc of matter that is slowly being sucked into its galaxy’s central black hole. Their study makes use of a novel technique that uses gravitational lensing to give an immense boost to the power of the telescope. The incredible precision of the method has allowed astronomers to directly measure the disc’s size and plot the temperature across different parts of the disc.

The release, images and videos are available on:
http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1116/

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4 November 2011




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