Supermassive black hole seed seen by Chandra

This image shows one of two detected supermassive black hole seeds, OBJ29323, as it is seen by the NASA Chandra Space Telescope. The properties of the X-ray data match those predicted by models produced by the Italian research team.

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NASA/CXC/Scuola Normale Superiore/Pacucci

About the Image

Id:heic1610c
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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