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News Release 539 of 1045

June 1, 2004 11:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2004-19

Spitzer Leads NASA's Great Observatories to Uncover Black Holes, Other Hidden Objects in the Distant Universe


Image: Instrument Comparison of 1/200 of the Full GOODS Fields

Instrument Comparison of 1/200 of the Full GOODS Fields

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(Left) HST ACS image of 1/200 of the full GOODS fields shows three X-ray sources (circled) and many other galaxies. (Right) Combined HST-Spitzer IRAC image of the same region. The two "hard" X-ray sources (yellow circles, indicating sources detected only at the shortest X-ray wavelengths) are very faint in the visible but much more luminous in the infrared, exactly as expected if the accreting black hole is hidden behind a dusty screen.

Object Name: GOODS (Chandra Deep Field - South)

Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration

Credit: NASA, ESA, A. M. Koekemoer (STScI), M. Dickinson (NOAO) and The GOODS Team


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