NASA TV press conference:NASA's Chandra Finds Massive Black Holes Common in Early Universe
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 (1:00 p.m. Eastern)
Using the deepest X-ray image ever taken, astronomers found the first direct evidence that massive black holes were common in the early universe. This discovery from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory shows that very young black holes grew more aggressively than previously thought, in tandem with the growth of their host galaxies.
A video will air on NASA Television on June 15 (check the NASA TV schedule for additional times and information).
|Ezequiel Treister, (Einstein Fellow, University of Hawaii)|
|Kevin Schawinski, (Einstein Fellow, Yale University)|
|Priyamvada Natarajan, (Professor, Yale University)|
|Mitch Begelman, (Professor, University of Colorado)|
Figure 1. Motion Graphic: This sequence of images zooms into the 4-million-second exposure of the Chandra Deep Field South.
Figure 2. Illustration of galaxy in early universe
Figure 3. Illustration of the center of this young galaxy.
Figure 4.Sagittarius A* image.
Figure 5. Animation: This animation shows an artist's impression of a distant galaxy and its hidden black hole found in an epoch when the Universe was less than one billion years old.
Figure 6. Close-up of supermassive black hole.
Figure 7. Reionization in the early universe
Figure 1. Chandra 4Ms CDFS image.
Figure 2. Chandra/HST composite and Two Stacked Chandra images
Paper Title: "Black Hole Growth in the Early Universe is Self-Regulated and Largely Hidden From View"
Full Author List: Ezequiel Treister, Kevin Schawinski, Marta Volonteri, Priyamvada Natarajan, and Eric GawiserScientist Contact Information:
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