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Zooming in on the Active Galaxy NGC 1433

October 16, 2013

This video sequence starts with a broad view of the southern sky and zooms in on the faint constellation of Horologium (The Clock). When we get closer we start to see a striking spiral galaxy known as NGC 1433. The central part of this galaxy hosts a supermassive black hole and observations of its surroundings using ALMA have revealed both a spiral structure to the molecular gas as well as a newly discovered outflow of material.

Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/F. Combes

[ Read the Article: ALMA Observatory Reveals Black Hole’s Eating Habits ]