Outburst in NGC 660
Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) 305-meter William E. Gordon Telescope at Arecibo discovered an outburst in NGC 660, a spiral galaxy 44 million light-years distant in the constellation Pisces. The outburst, thought to be from a powerful belch by a gorging black hole at the galaxy’s center, was ten times brighter than the largest supernova, or exploding star.
|Telescope||305-meter William E. Gordon Telescope|
|Field of View||0.0007 x 0.0005 arcminutes|