Every galaxy may have a supermassive black hole
Today’s Video of the Day from NASA Goddard describes one of the most incredible accomplishments of the Hubble Space Telescope was the confirmation that galaxies contain supermassive black holes in their core.
Scientists have believed this was a possibility for decades, but black holes do not allow light to escape and this means that they are not visible.
Since Hubble cannot observe black holes directly, it instead captures the effects they have on the material that surrounds them.
Data collected by the telescope has produced evidence to suggest that most – or possibly even all – galaxies have a supermassive black hole in the center.
Video Credit: NASA Goddard
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