Lone Black Hole Passes in Front of Star (Hubble and Ground-Based Views)

Two international teams of astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope and ground-based telescopes in Australia and Chile have discovered the first examples of isolated stellar-mass black holes adrift among the stars in our galaxy.

Credit:

NASA/ESA and Dave Bennett (University of Notre Dame, Indiana)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0003a
Type:Collage
Release date:13 January 2000, 18:30
Size:3001 x 2401 px

About the Object

Name:MACHO 96-BLG-05
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Black Hole
• Local Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Lensing
• X - Quasars/AGN/Black Hole Images/Videos

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

Notes: The left two image are from the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory.


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