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X-ray, Optical and Radio Images of Henize 2-10
These images show the dwarf starburst galaxy Henize 2-10, located about 30 million light years from Earth. Henize 2-10 has provided astronomers with a detailed new look at how galaxy and black hole formation may have occured in the early Universe. The images show optical data from the Hubble Space Telescope, X-ray data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and radio data from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's Very Large Array. A compact X-ray source at the center of the galaxy coincides with a radio source, giving evidence for an actively growing supermassive black hole with a mass of about one million times that of the Sun.
(Credit: X-ray (NASA/CXC/Virginia/A.Reines et al); Radio (NRAO/AUI/NSF); Optical (NASA/STScI))
Henize 2-10 with Scale Bar
(Credit: X-ray (NASA/CXC/Virginia/A.Reines et al); Radio (NRAO/AUI/NSF); Optical (NASA/STScI)

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