Evidence for existence of a black hole

Medium-size black holes actually do exist, according to the latest findings from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, but scientists had to look in some unexpected places to find them.

The previously undiscovered black holes provide an important link that sheds light on the way black holes grow. Even more odd, these new black holes were found in the cores of glittering, "beehive" swarms of stars — called globular star clusters — that orbit our Milky Way and other galaxies


NASA/ESA, A. Feild, and R. Van Der Marel (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
Release date:17 September 2002, 18:00
Size:3000 x 2250 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 15, NGC 7078
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Distance:35000 light years
Quasars and Black Holes

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