Mar 11

NGC 4151: An Active Black Hole in the "Eye of Sauron"

Source: Chandra

Image credit:
X-ray: NASA/CXC/CfA/J.Wang et al.;
Optical: Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes, La Palma/Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope,

Chandra has released another marvellous picture. This composite image shows the central region of the spiral galaxy NGC 4151, dubbed the "Eye of Sauron" by astronomers for its similarity to the eye of the malevolent character in "The Lord of the Rings". (read more)

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