Artist’s impression of supermassive black hole seed

This artist’s impression shows a possible seed for the formation of a supermassive black hole. Two of these possible seeds were discovered by an Italian team, using three space telescopes: the NASA Chandra X-ray Observatory, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, and the NASA Spitzer Space Telescope.

Credit:

NASA/CXC/M. Weiss

About the Image

Id:heic1610a
Type:Artwork
Release date:24 May 2016, 19:00
Related releases:heic1610
Size:5100 x 3300 px

About the Object

Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Category:Quasars and Black Holes

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