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Interacting Galaxies AM 1214-255 Shine Brightly in Hubble’s Capture.


Credit: NASA, the European Space Agency, and A. Barth (University of California – Irvine), and c. DalCanton (University of Washington); Processor: Gladys Cooper (NASA/Catholic University of America)

This new image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope shows an interacting galaxy known as AM 1214-255. These galaxies contain active galactic cores, or active galactic cores. An AGN is an unusually bright central region of the galaxy. Its intense brightness is caused by the spinning matter of a supermassive black hole at the heart of the galaxy.

Hubble observed the galaxy closest to the center as part of the AGN Survey, with the goal of compiling a dataset about nearby AGNs to use as a resource for astronomers researching the physics of AGNs, black holes, the structure of the host galaxy, and more.

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