The COSMOS field (unannotated)

This very deep image shows the COSMOS field imaged by the Canada France Hawaii Telescope (CFHT). Huge numbers of very faint galaxies are visible. A new study of this field, combining data from ESO’s Very Large Telescope and ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray space observatory has turned up a big surprise. Most of the huge black holes in the centres of active galaxies in the past 11 billion years were not turned on by mergers between galaxies, as had been previously thought.

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CFHT/IAP/Terapix/CNRS/ESO

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso1124d
Type:Observation
Date de publication:13 juillet 2011 12:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1124
Taille:4758 x 4758 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:COSMOS Field
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN
Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Deep Field
Constellation:Sextans
Catégorie:Cosmology
Galaxies
Quasars and Black Holes

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Coordinates

Position (RA):10 0 25.09
Position (Dec):2° 14' 30.92"
Field of view:59.00 x 59.00 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.6° right of vertical

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