Contact: Heather Dewar
University of Maryland
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.
Usage Restrictions: None
Related news release: Fascinating rhythm: Light pulses illuminate a rare black hole