Space Sparks Episode 1

In this Space Sparks episode, ESA/Hubble summarizes an exciting new discovery from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Scientists were expecting to find an intermediate-mass black hole at the heart of the globular cluster NGC 6397, but instead they found evidence of a concentration of smaller black holes lurking there. New data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have led to the first measurement of the extent of a collection of black holes in a core-collapsed globular cluster.


Directed by: Bethany Downer and Nico Bartmann
Editing: Nico Bartmann
Web and technical support: Enciso Systems
Written by: Bethany Downer 
Music: STAN DART - The Tower of Darkness (Music written and performed by STAN DART)
Footage and photos:
ESA/Hubble, N. Bartmann

About the Video

Release date:11 February 2021, 16:00
Related releases:heic2103
Duration:01 m 39 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Name:NGC 6397
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Category:Space Sparks

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