Massive Black Holes in Galaxies NGC 3377, NGC 3379 and NGC 4486b
Massive Black Holes in Galaxies NGC 3377, NGC 3379 and NGC 4486b
About this image

The three galaxies above are believed to contain central, supermassive black holes. The galaxy NGC 4486B (lower-left) shows a double nucleus (lower-right). The images of NGC 3377 and NGC 4486B are 2.7 arcseconds on a side, and for NGC 3379 the size is 5.4 arcseconds; the lower-right is a blow-up of the central 0.5 arcseconds of NGC 4486B.


Tags
Annotated, Astronomical, Black Holes, Exotic, Hubble Telescope

Credits

Credit: Karl Gebhardt (University of Michigan), Tod Lauer (NOAO), and NASA