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More Images: Black Holes Raze Thousands of Stars to Fuel Growth Growth
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Click for large jpg NGC 1385
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Click for large jpg NGC 1566
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X-ray & Optical Images of NGC 1385, NGC 1566, NGC 3344, and NGC 6503
These four galaxies are part of a large survey of more than 100 galaxies conducted by Chandra that looked for evidence of growing black holes. A new study uncovered evidence that stellar-mass black holes in these dense environments are ripping apart multiple stars, and then using their debris to fuel their growth. The Chandra results provide one pathway for the creation of "intermediate mass black holes," a class that are bigger than the stellar-mass variety but smaller than supermassive black holes. For each of these galaxies, Chandra data are shown with optical images from the Hubble Space Telescope.
(Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Washington State Univ./V. Baldassare et al.; Optical: NASA/ESA/STScI)


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