Jan 15

XMM-Newton spots monster black hole hidden in tiny galaxy

Source: ESA/XMM-Newton

XMM-Newton_J1329+3234_2-10keV_bar_275X-ray emission from dwarf galaxy J1329+3234.
Image credit: ESA/XMM-Newton/N. Secrest, et al. (2015)

First impressions can be deceptive – astronomers have used ESA's X-ray satellite XMM-Newton to find a massive black hole hungrily feeding within a tiny dwarf galaxy, despite there being no hint of this black hole from optical observations.(learn more)

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