Our Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) has captured an extreme and rare event in the regions immediately surrounding a supermassive black hole. A compact source of X-rays that sits near the black hole, called the corona, has moved closer to the black hole over a period of just days. |via NASA
Monster black hole is the largest and brightest ever found
An artist's illustration of the black hole at the heart of a quasar in the distant universe. The biggest black hole known to exist lives in the nearby galaxy M87. It's 2,000 times bigger than the Milky Way's supermassive black hole.
The Event Horizon of a black hole is a name we give to the region of spacetime beyond which anything that drops into it can never come back out. Not even light itself. This is contrasted by a white hole, which literally pushes you away by spitting material at you. Credit: NASA
Group Of Galaxies Called "Stephan's Quintet" (Favored Object For Amateur Astronomers With Good Hobby Telescopes). The Quintet Is A Prototype Of A Class Of Objects Known As 'Compact Groups Of Galaxies' - NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope