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X-ray Astronomy Field Guide:
Black Holes
Chandra Images by Category: Black Holes

-Stellar black holes, mid-mass black holes, and supermassive black holes.

13 Nov 14
The Milky Way's supermassive black hole, about 26,000 light years from Earth.
08 Oct 14
A source with unusual pulsations in the M82 galaxy about 11.4 million light years from Earth.
23 Apr 14
Four images of galaxies that have been made using data from both amateur and professional telescopes.
05 Mar 14
A quasar located about 6 billion light years from Earth.
20 Nov 13
The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way
24 Oct 13
The supermassive black hole about 26,000 light years from Earth at the center of the Milky Way
29 Aug 13
The supermassive black hole located 26,000 light years from Earth in the center of the Milky Way.
12 Jun 13
A spiral galaxy located 2.5 million light years from our own.
30 Apr 13
A pair of colliding spiral galaxies about 330 million light years from Earth.
18 Dec 12
A galaxy cluster about 1.3 billion light years from Earth with a large elliptical galaxy in its center.
18 Dec 12
A galaxy cluster about 1.89 billion light years from Earth.
11 Jun 12
New evidence from Chandra challenges prevailing ideas about how supermassive black holes grow in the centers of galaxies.
11 Jun 12
A galaxy, located 85 million light years away, with an unusually large central black hole.
04 Jun 12
The galaxy at the center of this image contains an X-ray source, CID-42, with exceptional properties.
03 May 12
A galaxy about 2.7 billion light years from Earth with a supermassive black hole at its center.
21 Feb 12
A binary system containing a stellar-mass black hole.
08 Feb 12
Illustration of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
17 Nov 11
A stellar-mass black hole in orbit with a companion star located about 6,000 light years from Earth.
27 Jul 11
lenticular galaxy located about 32 million light years from Earth.
15 Jun 11
A composite image combines the deepest X-ray image with optical and infrared data.
07 Apr 11
A gamma-ray burst located about 3.8 billion light years from Earth.
13 Jan 11
A starburst galaxy located about 12 million light years from Earth.
12 Jan 11
A system containing a black hole about 14 times the Sun's mass in orbit with a companion star.
10 Jan 11
A dwarf starburst galaxy about 30 million light years from Earth.
15 Nov 10
A supernova that was seen to explode in 1979 from Earth, found in the galaxy M100.
21 Jul 10
A galaxy harboring a giant black hole about 780 million light years away.
07 Jul 10
A galaxy about 12.7 million light years away containing a so-called microquasar.
30 Jun 10
A source in the Cosmic Evolution Survey field thought to be at a distance of almost 4 billion light years.
25 May 10
A supermassive black hole in the center of Andromeda
29 Apr 10
The nearest starburst galaxy to Earth at a distance of 12 million light years.
17 Feb 10
One of six galaxies in a study to examine properties of Type Ia supernovas.
05 Jan 10
The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
06 Oct 09
A galaxy about 330 million light years from Earth.
27 Aug 09
A black hole in close orbit around a blue supergiant star.
25 Mar 09
A stellar-mass black hole with about 14 times the Sunís mass in the Milky Way.
13 Nov 08
A massive elliptical galaxy about 55 million light years away in the Virgo Cluster.
18 Jun 08
A spiral galaxy located about 12 million light years from Earth.
16 Apr 08
Clouds of gas near the central black hole brightened and faded quickly in X-ray light.
10 Jan 08
A sample of nine galaxies each containing supermassive black holes in their centers.
10 Jan 08
A sample of nine galaxies each containing supermassive black holes in their centers.
10 Jan 08
A sample of nine galaxies each containing supermassive black holes in their centers.
25 Oct 07
A compilation of long observations on the same patch of sky.
17 Oct 07
A binary system in the galaxy M33 where a large companion star is in orbit around a black hole.
21 Jun 06
A binary star system consisting of a black hole and a normal star, located about 11,000 light years from Earth.
05 Jun 06
This color-coded Chandra image shows the central region of the Andromeda Galaxy.
24 Apr 06
A galaxy 12 million light years from Earth that is undergoing a burst of star formation.
24 Apr 06
A large elliptical galaxy in the Centaurus Galaxy Cluster
24 Apr 06
An elliptical galaxy 55 million light years away.
24 Apr 06
An elliptical galaxy 55 million light years away.
24 Apr 06
An elliptical galaxy 146 million light years away.
13 Oct 05
Chandra's image of the Galactic Center has provided evidence for a new and unexpected way for stars to form.
23 May 05
X-rays from iron atoms near supermassive black holes in the Chandra Deep Fields.
23 May 05
X-rays from iron atoms near supermassive black holes in the Chandra Deep Fields.
06 Apr 05
Merging submillimeter galaxies.
22 Mar 05
An Ultraluminous X-ray Source in the Spiral Galaxy M74
15 Feb 05
A region of the sky with a minimum of light-absorbing gas.
01 Jun 04
Supermassive black hole in a young galaxy billions of light years from Earth.
01 Jun 04
Supermassive black hole in a young galaxy billions of light years from Earth.
10 Apr 04
A mid-size black hole in the star cluster MGG 11.
18 Feb 04
A star being torn apart by the tidal forces of a black hole.
05 Jan 04
Jets from SS 433 may be originating five times closer to the black hole than previously thought.
17 Sep 03
Telltale X-rays from iron may reveal if black holes are spinning or not.
17 Sep 03
Telltale X-rays from iron may reveal if black holes are spinning or not.
19 Jun 03
The Chandra Deep Fields cover two separate regions in the North and South.
19 Jun 03
The Chandra Deep Fields cover two separate regions in the North and South.
06 Jan 03
This image of Sgr A* was made from the longest X-ray exposure of that region to date.
11 Dec 02
This image shows two high speed lobes 5 trillion kilometers apart on opposite sides of a binary black hole system.
19 Nov 02
An extremely luminous galaxy about 400 million light years from Earth.
03 Oct 02
A binary star system of a black hole and a normal star located in the Milky Way about 17,000 light years away.
28 Jun 02
Scientists Observe Light Fighting To Escape Black Hole's Pull
12 Oct 01
Chandra and Hubble Space Telescope images of two recently detected emitting globular star clusters.
05 Sep 01
A compact radio source in the center of our Milky Way Galaxy thought to be a supermassive black hole.
05 Jun 01
This Chandra image shows a population of point-like "ultraluminous" X-ray sources in M82.
07 May 01
Chandra image of a spectrum of a black hole, which is similar to the colorful spectrum of sunlight produced by a prism.
13 Mar 01
A view of one of the most intensively studied patches of the night sky.
13 Mar 01
This image shows that gigantic black holes were much more active in the past than the present.
11 Jan 01
This illustration depicts gas from a companion star being drawn by gravity onto a black hole.
12 Sep 00
Mid-mass black hole found 600 light years from galaxy center.
25 May 00
X-ray spectrum probes black hole environs.
14 Jan 00
The nearest starburst galaxy at a distance of 11 million light years from Earth.
14 Jan 00
Our nearest neighbor spiral galaxy at a distance of two million light years.
14 Jan 00
The innermost 10 light years at the center of our galaxy.