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News Release 109 of 938

February 17, 2012 11:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2012-11

NASA's Hubble Spots a Relic from a Shredded Galaxy

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Image: Edge-on Spiral Galaxy ESO 243-49

Edge-on Spiral Galaxy ESO 243-49

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ESO 243-49 is believed to be home to an intermediate-mass black hole, HLX-1. The edge-on spiral galaxy is 290 million light-years from Earth.

Object Name: ESO 243-49 HLX-1

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: NASA, ESA, and S. Farrell (Sydney Institute for Astronomy, University of Sydney)

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Montage Image: Black Hole ESO 243-49 HLX-1 Image Type: Astronomical/Annotated Black Hole ESO 243-49 HLX-1PRC2012-11

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