Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Black holes everywhere

Follow the link to current the current HEASARC picture of the week. Almost every point of light in this Chandra image, created by Ryan Hickox, marks X-ray emission from super-massive black holes at the centers of distant galaxies. The region of sky observed is in the constellation Bootes.

Go here to read the preprint of Hickox et al's work.

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