gemini0602 — Photo Release
Exploring the Inner Sanctum of the Supermassive Black Hole in NGC1097
4 January 2006
The active galaxy NGC 1097 located about 47 million light-years away.
Artist's conception of NGC 1097's inner ring structure which is about 4,500 light-years in diameter. This is the region where several thousand spectra were obtained with the Gemini Multi-object Spectrograph to understand the detailed motion of this gas.
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