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June 5, 2000 10:30 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2000-21

Feasting Black Hole Blows Bubbles

Technical facts about this news release:

About this Object 
Object Name: NGC 4438 (Arp 120)
Object Description: Peculiar Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 12h 27m 46s
Dec. +13° 00' 32"
Constellation: Virgo
Distance: About 16 Mpc (50 million light-years)

The detailed image is 32 arcseconds (about 2500 parsecs) wide.

About the Data 
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date: March 1999
Exposure Time: 4 hours
Filters: F814W (I), F675W (R), F450W (B), F656N (H-alpha), F658N ([N II])
Principal Astronomer:

J. Kenney (Yale University)

About this Image 
Image Credit: NASA and Jeffrey Kenney (Yale University)
Release: June 5, 2000 1:00 a.m. EDT
Orientation: Feasting Black Hole Blows Bubbles from Galaxy NGC 4438