Hubble Measures Potential Isolated Black Hole Roaming Galaxy

  • Released Friday, June 10, 2022

Our Milky Way galaxy is haunted. The vast gulf of space between the stars is plied by the dead, burned-out and crushed remnants of once glorious stars. These black holes cannot be directly seen because their intense gravity swallows light. Like legendary wandering ghosts, their presence can only be deduced by seeing how they affect the environment around them.

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Music Credits:
“Celestial Spaces 2” by Joel Goodman [ASCAP] via Medley Lane Music [ASCAP] and Universal Production Music

Visualization of Multiple Black Holes
ESA/Hubble, N. Bartmann

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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. However, please credit individual items as indicated above.

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This page was originally published on Friday, June 10, 2022.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 11:44 AM EDT.


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