Dwarf Galaxy M60-UCD1

Dwarf Galaxy M60-UCD1

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News release ID: STScI-2014-41
Release Date: Sep 17, 2014
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

This is a Hubble Space Telescope image of the ultracompact dwarf galaxy M60-UCD1. The galaxy crams 140 million stars within a diameter of about 300 light-years. Astronomers believe that a monster black hole resides at the center of the galaxy.


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

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NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration