Location of Globular Cluster G1 in Galaxy M31

Medium-size black holes actually do exist, according to the latest findings from NASA/ESA 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 in which 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, which orbit our Milky Way and other galaxies. G1 harbors a black hole about 20, 000 times more massive than our Sun.


NASA/ESA and Z. Levay (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
Release date:17 September 2002, 18:00
Size:707 x 800 px

About the Object

Name:Andromeda Galaxy, Mayall II, Messier 110, Messier 31, Messier 32
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf

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