Rogue Black Hole

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Duration: 3 minutes, 3 seconds

The Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of a quasar named 3C 186 that is offset from the center of its galaxy. Astronomers hypothesize that this supermassive black hole was jettisoned from the center of its galaxy by the recoil from gravitational waves produced by the merging of two supermassive black holes.


Tags
Active Galaxies/Quasars, Artwork, Black Holes, Hubble Telescope, Illustrations

Credits

Video credit: NASA, ESA, STScI, and Goddard Space Flight Center/K. Jackson;
Music credit: “Stealth Car” by Tom Sue [GEMA] and Zac Singer [GEMA]; Ed. Berlin Production Music/Universal Publishing Production Music GmbH GEMA; Berlin Production Music; Killer Tracks Production Music

Publication: March 23, 2017


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