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University of Maryland

Astronomers Pick up the Beat of a Black Hole's Pulsing Light

Caption: This image of the galaxy Messier 82 is a composite of data from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope. The intermediate-mass black hole M82 X-1 is the brightest object in the inset, at approximately 2 o'clock near the galaxy's center.

Credit: Credit: NASA/H. Feng et al.

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