Universe  ID: 10942

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.

 

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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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Science Paper:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.20587.x/abstract

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Goddard TV Tape:
G2012-033 -- AGN Flare

Keywords:
SVS >> Galaxy
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Music
SVS >> Satellite
SVS >> X-ray
SVS >> Black Hole
SVS >> Astrophysics
SVS >> Solar System
SVS >> Edited Feature
DLESE >> Narrated
SVS >> XMM-Newton observatory
SVS >> Active Galactic Nucleus
NASA Science >> Universe