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October 4, 1990 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1990-13

Hubble Space Telescope Probes a Galaxy with an Active Nucleus

October 4, 1990: NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has provided an unprecedented, detailed view of highly energetic events in the core of a galaxy 30 million light-years away. The observations are a first step in HST’s search for super-massive black holes at the nuclei of active galaxies.

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Credit: NASA, ESA, STScI, and Faint Object Spectrograph Investigation Definition Team

Faint Object Spectrograph Investigation Definition Team: Principal Investigator: Richard Harms (Applied Research Corporation); Team: Richard Allen (UA), Roger Angel (UA), Frank Bartko (SA), Edward Beaver (University of California, San Diego), Ralph Bohlin (STScl), Margaret Burbidge (University of California, San Diego), Arthur Davidsen (Johns Hopkins University), George Hartig (STScl), and Bruce Margon (UW).