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September 20, 2005 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2005-26

Hubble Finds Mysterious Disk of Blue Stars Around Black Hole

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Video still: Andromeda Galaxy (M31) - HST WFPC2

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A Hubble WFPC2 image of the core of M31. Astronomers believe the two bright objects are a ring of red stars and a disk of blue stars.

Credit: NASA, ESA and T. Lauer (NOAO/AURA/NSF)