Core of Galaxy NGC 4261- Artist Concept
This is an illustration of how the night sky might look to a dweller in the core of galaxy NGC 4261, which harbors an 800-light-year-wide disk of dust and 1.2 billion-solar-mass black hole.
This imaginary view is from a hypothetical planet inside the dust dusk, looking toward the black hole. The black hole's white-hot glow from super-heated gas is reddened by intervening dust.
J. Gitlin ( Space Telescope Science Institute)
About the Image
|Release date:||4 December 1995, 12:30|
|Size:||3000 x 2400 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical|
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
|Distance:||100 million light years|