Two Record-Breaking Black Holes Found Hiding Nearby

Artist's conceptualization of the stellar environment around a black hole of about 10 billion solar masses. The velocity of stars in orbit (and close to) the black hole help to determine its mass.

Credit:

Gemini Observatory/AURA illustration by Lynette Cook.

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Id:gemini1110a
Type:Artwork
Release date:Dec. 1, 2011
Related releases:gemini1110
Size:2480 x 3508 px

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