Disk around a black hole in galaxy NGC 7052 (ground-based view)

Resembling a gigantic hubcap in space, a 3, 700 light-year-diameter dust disk encircles a 300 million solar-mass black hole in the center of the elliptical galaxy NGC 7052.



About the Image

NASA press release
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Release date:18 June 1998, 15:00
Size:487 x 487 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 21163+2613, NGC 7052
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Category:Quasars and Black Holes

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