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M87: Chandra Reviews Black Hole Musical: Epic But Off-Key

M87: Chandra Reviews Black Hole Musical: Epic But Off-Key

A striking example of the power and effervescence of supermassive black holes is shown in this composite image of the elliptical galaxy M87 in the Virgo Cluster. The features in this image imply that outbursts and deep sounds have been generated by the black hole for eons.

Image credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/CfA/W.Forman et al.; Optical: DSS

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Photo taken on 20 February 2007 (© NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center / Flickr)

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