The active galaxy Markarian 1018

This image from the MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope shows the active galaxy Markarian 1018, which has a supermassive black hole at its core. The faint loops of light around the galaxy are a result of its interaction and merger with another galaxy in the recent past.

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ESO/CARS survey

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Auðkenni:eso1631a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Sep 15, 2016, 16:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1631
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Nafn:Markarian 1018
Tegund:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Seyfert
Fjarlægð:600 milljón ljósár
Constellation:Cetus
Flokkur:Galaxies

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Position (RA):2 6 15.99
Position (Dec):0° 17' 29.20"
Field of view:2.64 x 2.64 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 90.0° højre frá lóðréttu

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