Share

News Release Archive:

News Release 727 of 951

January 13, 1997 09:30 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-1997-01

Massive Black Holes Dwell in Most Galaxies, According to Hubble Census

Back

Image: Massive Black Holes in Galaxies NGC 3377, NGC 3379 and NGC 4486b

Massive Black Holes in Galaxies NGC 3377, NGC 3379 and NGC 4486bSTScI-PRC1997-01

Screen-use options: These files are created for viewing on your monitor

Print-use download options: These files are designed to fit on letter-size paper

Highest-quality download options: The best resolution available


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.

Object Names: NGC 3377, NGC 3379, NGC 4486b

Image Type: Astronomical/Annotated

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