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NGC 3627: Revealing Hidden Black Holes

NASA/CXC/Ohio State Univ./C.Grier et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI, ESO/WFI; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech2012-12-13

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The spiral galaxy NGC 3627, located about 30 million light years from Earth as seen by four NASA telescopes; inset shows the central region, which contains a bright X-ray source that is likely powered by material falling onto a supermassive black hole.

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  • Title: NGC 3627: Revealing Hidden Black Holes
  • Creator: NASA/CXC/Ohio State Univ./C.Grier et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI, ESO/WFI; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech
  • Date Created: 2012-12-13
  • Rights: JPL

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