Closer to the Monster - supermassive black hole

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The ESO today http://www.eso.org/outreach/press-rel/pr-2004/pr-10-04.html [Broken] results of observations made of the nucleus of NGC1068 (also known as M77).

"They show a configuration of comparatively warm dust (about 50°C) measuring 11 light-years across and 7 light-years thick, with an inner, hotter zone (500°C), about 2 light-years wide."

This is sharpest observation of the region around a supermassive black hole in an AGN galaxy to date, sharper than Hubble!
 
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Nereid, the link does not link?
 

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Oops! :redface:

Try http://www.eso.org/outreach/press-rel/pr-2004/pr-10-04.html [Broken]
 
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