Lonely Black Hole Relic Shines Light on Young Universe

Expanding view of NGC 1600 and surrounding area of sky showing sparse collection of galaxies. It is thought that NGC 1600 likely consumed any large companions in the early history of the Universe. This field is compared with a much denser galaxy cluster (the Coma Cluster) in Figure 1. Image from the Second Palomar Observatory Sky Survey.


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Release date:April 5, 2016
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Duration:15 s
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