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News Release 490 of 954

June 19, 2003 10:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2003-18

The Secret Lives of Galaxies Unveiled in Deep Survey

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Video: X-Ray Sources

Running Time: 28 seconds

This video sequence pinpoints the seven X-ray sources [supermassive black holes] discovered in the southern field with the Chandra X-ray Observatory that cannot be seen in the Hubble view. The sequence begins with a view of the full Chandra field. Small boxes appear which pinpoint the black holes [the red blobs]. The video then zooms into the Chandra field to show close-ups of two black holes, which disappear in the Hubble image. These black holes are the most distant ever detected, or the galaxies in which they reside are so dusty that they cannot be seen.

Video Credit: NASA and G. Bacon (STScI)

Selected still images from this video (click to enlarge):


Release Videos

GOODS Mosaic Running Time: 50 seconds
Zoom In: Chandra-HST Comparison Running Time: 10 seconds
X-Ray Sources Running Time: 28 seconds
Interview with Dr. Niel Brandt: Part 1 Running Time: 38 seconds
Interview with Dr. Niel Brandt: Part 2 Running Time: 31 seconds