Hubble Finds a Black Hole that Shouldn’t Exist

The Cosmic Companion
Jul 11 · 4 min read
An artist’s impression of the disk surrounding the supermassive black hole at the center of NGC3147. Image credit: ESA/Hubble, M. Kornmesser

The spiral galaxy NGC 3147, seen by the Hubble Space Telescope.
The spiral galaxy NGC 3147, seen by the Hubble Space Telescope.
An image of NGC 3147, viewed by the Hubble Space Telescope. Image credit: NASA, ESA, S. Bianchi (Università degli Studi Roma Tre University), A. Laor (Technion-Israel Institute of Technology), and M. Chiaberge (ESA, STScI, and JHU)

The Hubble Space Telescope mater to the space shuttle Discovery on 21 February 1997. Image credit NASA/ESA

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Exploring the wonders of the Cosmos, one mystery at a time