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Cosmology/Deep Fields/X-ray Background
Animations & Video: Cosmology/Deep Fields/X-ray Background
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1. Chandra's X-ray Image of Black Holes in the Early Universe
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This sequence begins with the Chandra Deep Field-North, the deepest X-ray image ever taken. Black holes that are also found in submillimeter observations, indicating active star formation in their host galaxies, are then marked. The view then zooms onto one pair of particularly close black holes (known as SMG 123616.1+621513). Astronomers believe these black holes and their galaxies are orbiting each other and will eventually merge. The sequence ends by showing an animation of this scenario.
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(X-ray image: NASA/CXC/Penn State/D. Alexander et al.)

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