Universe  ID: 13810

Hubble Uncovers Concentration of Small Black Holes

Astronomers on the hunt for an intermediate-mass black hole at the heart of the globular cluster NGC 6397, found something they weren’t expecting: a concentration of smaller black holes lurking there instead of one massive black hole.

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Music Credits:
"Glass Ships" by Chris Constantinou [PRS] and Paul Frazer [PRS] via Killer Tracks [BMI] and Universal Production Music.

Visual Credits:
Artist’s Impression of the Black Hole Concentration in NGC 6397
Video credit: ESA/Hubble, N. Bartmann

Callout of the Black Hole Concentration in NGC 6397
Video credit: ESA/Hubble, N. Bartmann

Artist Rendition of Gaia Spacecraft
Image credit: ESA, C. Carreau
 

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Credits

Paul R. Morris (USRA): Lead Producer
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Keywords:
SVS >> Hubble Space Telescope
SVS >> HST
NASA Science >> Universe