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

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Id:eso1124d
Tipo:Observação
Data de divulgação:13 de Julho de 2011 às 12:00
Notícias relacionadas:eso1124
Tamanho:4758 x 4758 px

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Nome:COSMOS Field
Tipo:Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN
Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Deep Field
Constellation:Sextans
Categoria:Cosmology
Galaxies
Quasars and Black Holes

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Coordenadas

Position (RA):10 0 25.09
Position (Dec):2° 14' 30.92"
Field of view:59.00 x 59.00 arcminutes
Orientação:O norte está a 1.6° à direita da vertical

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