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Recently Launched Observatory Identifies Two Unknown and Important Black Holes [Nature]

NASA’s NuSTAR (Nuclear Spectroscopic Array) X-ray observatory was launched in June and already is providing important findings. My article in Nature, NuSTAR spies black holes in galactic web, details the finding of two possible intermediate-mass black holes in the nearby galaxy IC 342:

The image below shows the galaxy IC 342, with the two black holes displayed in false color magenta. For more information about the new observatory and the black holes, read the rest of the article at Nature.

Credit: NASA/JPL-CALTECH/DSS
Credit: NASA/JPL-CALTECH/DSS

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