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Texas Astronomers Measure Most Massive, Most Unusual Black Hole Using Hobby-Eberly Telescope

Texas Astronomers Measure Most Massive, Most Unusual Black Hole Using Hobby-Eberly Telescope

Astronomers have used the Hobby-Eberly Telescope at The University of Texas at Austin's McDonald Observatory to measure the mass of what may be the most massive black hole yet — 17 billion times our sun’s mass — in galaxy NGC 1277. The unusual black hole makes up 14 percent of its galaxy's mass, rather than the usual 0.1 percent.

Astronomers Discuss ‘Hubble 3D’ IMAX Film, Cosmic Research at Bob Bullock Museum

Event: Screening of IMAX film "Hubble 3D," followed by panel discussion with three University of Texas at Austin astronomers who are frequent users of Hubble Space Telescope