Universe 

X-ray 'Echoes' Probe Habitat
of Monster Black Hole

Astronomers using data from the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton satellite have found a long-sought X-ray signal from NGC 4151, a galaxy that contains a supermassive black hole. The discovery promises a new way to unravel what's happening in the neighborhood of these powerful objects.


For More Information

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/universe/features/xray-echo.html


Credits

Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Lead Animator
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Video Editor
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Narrator
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Producer
Francis Reddy (Syneren Technologies): Writer
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Writer
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