Hidden Black Holes Revealed in GOODS Field

The combined power of NASA's Great Observatories - the Hubble Space Telescope, the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and the Spitzer Space Telescope - have been combined to find a hidden population of supermassive black holes in the universe. It took the penetrating view of Spitzer to finally uncover the black holes and their surrounding galaxies.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, A. M. Koekemoer (STScI), M. Dickinson (NOAO) and The GOODS Team

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0419a
Type:Collage
Release date:1 June 2004, 17:00
Size:2400 x 3000 px

About the Object

Name:GOODS field
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN
• Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Deep Field
• X - Quasars/AGN/Black Hole Images/Videos


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