Galaxy NGC 1277

NGC 1277

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Image of lenticular galaxy NGC 1277 taken with Hubble Space Telescope. This small, flattened galaxy contains one of the most massive central black holes ever found. At 17 billion solar masses, the black hole weighs an extraordinary 14% of the total galaxy mass.

Credit: NASA/ESA/Andrew C. Fabian


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