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News Release 773 of 1051

May 14, 1998 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1998-14

Hubble Provides Multiple Views of How to Feed a Black Hole


Video: Centaurus A: Feeding a Black Hole

Running Time: 41 seconds

Zoom Sequence: Ground-based image of Centaurus A, ZOOM into the Hubble Space Telescope WFPC2 Camera images of Centaurus A and its Nucleus, DISSOLVE in the HST NICMOS infrared image. The animation shows what is seen from the NICMOS image: inside the galaxy are a hot gas disk and a twisted jet and disk around feeding black hole.

Ground-based Image: NOAO/CTIO

WFPC2 and NICMOS Images: NASA and Ethan Schreier, (STScI)

Animation: Thomas Goertel, (STScI)

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