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October 25, 2012 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2012-24

Monster Galaxy May Have Been Stirred Up By Black-hole Mischief

October 25, 2012: Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have obtained a remarkable new view of a whopper of an elliptical galaxy that may have been puffed up by the actions of one or more black holes in its core. The galaxy's core measures about 10,000 light-years and is the largest yet seen.

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Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Postman (STScI), T. Lauer (NOAO), and the CLASH Team