Galaxy NGC 1097

Galaxy NGC 1097 (Spitzer Space Telescope)

Galaxy NGC 1097 (Spitzer Space Telescope)

Forty-five million light years away, spiral galaxy NGC 1097 revolves around a massive black hole 100 million times the mass of our sun. (In contrast, the black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy is just a few million times our sun’s mass.)

For more information about galaxy NGC 1097, or about the Spitzer Space Telescope with which this image was taken, see this focus on NGC 1097 or the primary Spitzer Telescope website.

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