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WRETCHED GALAXY NGC 3079 is among those wracked by both of the two most powerful phenomena in the universe: an outburst of star formation and an actively feeding supermassive black hole. As a result, a cone-shaped bubble of hot gas is bursting out of the center of the galaxy at nearly 1,000 kilometers a second. This image combines Hubble Space Telescope visible-light data (red and green) and Chandra X-ray Observatory data (blue).
Overview/AGNs and Starbursts Image: NASA/CXC/GERALD CECIL University of North Carolina
Black holes have a bad reputation. In many ways, it is deserved.