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Closer to the Monster - supermassive black hole

  1. May 6, 2004 #1

    Nereid

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    The ESO today released 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?
     
  4. May 7, 2004 #3

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    Oops! :redface:

    Try this
     
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