Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Ring of Black Holes

Hey Space Placers!

Look at this incredible composite picture made of images from NASA's Chandra X-Ray Space Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope (HST). Chandra data is in pink while HST is the other colors.
Arp 147, a pair of interacting galaxies
These interacting galactic remnants have formed the ring of high mass stars that includes black holes formed when super massive stars exploded. The ring has about 9 black holes located where the pink sources are.

Sky Guy in VA

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