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May 25, 1994 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1994-23

Hubble Confirms Existence of Massive Black Hole at Heart of Active Galaxy

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Image: Spiral Gas Disk in Active Galaxy M87

Spiral Gas Disk in Active Galaxy M87

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Object Names: M87, NGC 4486

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: Holland Ford, Space Telescope Science Institute/Johns Hopkins University; Richard Harms, Applied Research Corp.; Zlatan Tsvetanov, Arthur Davidsen, and Gerard Kriss at Johns Hopkins; Ralph Bohlin and George Hartig at Space Telescope Science Institute; Linda Dressel and Ajay K. Kochhar at Applied Research Corp. in Landover, Md.; and Bruce Margon from the University of Washington in Seattle.; NASA

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