nov 032012
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: ESO 243-49

November 3, 2012 ESO 243-49, a large spiral galaxy in Phoenix Image Credit: NASA, ESA and S. Farrell (University of Sydney) ESO 243-49 is a large edge-on spiral galaxy, located about 290 million light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation Phoenix. It is speeding away from us at about 6639 kilometers per second. Towards [continue reading]

jul 062012
 
The First "Middleweight" Black Hole is Found

  Observations with CSIRO’s Australia Telescope Compact Array have confirmed that astronomers have found the first known “middleweight” black hole. Galaxy ESO 243-49, about 300 million light-years away, is home to the newly found black hole. Credit: NASA, ESA and S. Farrell (University of Sydney) Outbursts of super-hot gas observed with a CSIRO radio telescope [continue reading]