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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Identificazione:eso1124d
Tipo:Osservazione
Data di rilascio:Mercoledì 13 Luglio 2011 12:00
Notizie relative:eso1124
Grandezza: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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Position (RA):10 0 25.09
Position (Dec):2° 14' 30.92"
Field of view:59.00 x 59.00 arcminutes
Orientazione:Il Nord è a 1.6° a destra della verticale

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