Galaxy M84 Nucleus

This colorful 'zigzag' is not the work of a flamboyant artist, but the signature of a supermassive black hole in the center of galaxy M84, discovered by Hubble Space Telescope's Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS).


Gary Bower, Richard Green (NOAO), the STIS Instrument Definition Team, and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
Release date:12 May 1997, 17:00
Size:605 x 600 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 12224+1309, M 84, Messier 84, NGC 4374
Type:Unspecified : Galaxy : Component : Center/Core
Distance:55 million light years
Quasars and Black Holes

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