Lonely Black Hole Relic Shines Light on Young Universe

Comparison of the central portions of the sparse NGC 1600 galaxy group (right) with the dense Coma Cluster (left) which is at least 10 times more massive than the NGC 1600 group. The two closest companion galaxies of NGC 1600 (NGC 1601 and NGC 1603), are nearly 8 times fainter than NGC 1600 (center of right image). The Coma Cluster contains over 1,000 known galaxies. Both images are from the Second Palomar Observatory Sky Survey.

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Release date:April 5, 2016
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