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Contact: Dr Klaas Wiersema
University of Leicester

Artist's Impression of the X-ray Source HLX-1

Caption: This is an artist's impression of the source HLX-1 (represented by the light blue object to the top left of the galactic bulge) in the periphery of the edge-on spiral galaxy ESO 243-49. This is the first strong evidence for the existence of intermediate mass black holes.

Credit: Heidi Sagerud

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