Edge-on Spiral Galaxy ESO 243-49
Edge-on Spiral Galaxy ESO 243-49
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News release ID: STScI-2012-11
Release Date: Feb 17, 2012
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

ESO 243-49 is believed to be home to an intermediate-mass black hole, HLX-1. The edge-on spiral galaxy is 290 million light-years from Earth.


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Astronomical, Black Holes, Exotic, Galaxies, Hubble Telescope, Spiral Galaxies

Credits

Credit: NASA, ESA, and S. Farrell (Sydney Institute for Astronomy, University of Sydney)