Astronomers recently shared a new image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope of the galaxy NGC 4395. This relatively diffuse and dim dwarf galaxy is located just 14 million light-years from Earth.
NGC 4395 has several oddities, and this new image zooms in on the galaxy’s central region to highlight just one of those quirks. NGC 4395 is different from other dwarf galaxies because it contains an actively feeding supermassive black hole at its center.
But this black hole is considered one of the lowest mass supermassive holes ever detected, an oxymoron if there ever was one.Continue reading “Gaze at a Nearby Actively Feeding Supermassive Black Hole”