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Scientists use XRISM spacecraft to predict fate of matter around monster supermassive black hole

AstronomyScientists use XRISM spacecraft to predict fate of matter around monster supermassive black hole


Black hole week is in full swing at this point, and to celebrate, NASA has released stunning observations of the heart of a distant spiral galaxy — as well as the monster supermassive black hole that dwells in that heart.

The observations were conducted by the X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM), led by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) with contributions from NASA; they show the center of spiral galaxy NGC 4151. 

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