Supermassive black hole seed seen by Hubble

This image shows one of two detected supermassive black hole seeds, OBJ29323, as it is seen by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

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NASA/STScI/ESA

About the Image

Id:heic1610b
Type:Observation
Release date:24 May 2016, 19:00
Related releases:heic1610
Size:1800 x 1800 px

About the Object

Name:OBJ29323
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Distance:z=6.0 (redshift)
Category:Quasars and Black Holes

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1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
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