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Contact: Remco van den Bosch
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Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

NGC-1277

Caption: Invisible gravitational trap: the centre of the NGC 1277 disk galaxy harbours a black hole with 17 billion solar masses -- one of the heaviest ever found.

Credit: NASA / ESA / Andrew C. Fabian / Remco C. van den Bosch (MPIA)

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