Researchers Spot Massive Black Hole In Double 'Burp'

Researchers Spot Massive Black Hole In Double 'Burp'
Image of galaxy SDSS J1354+1327 (lower center) and its companion galaxy SDSS J1354+1328 (upper right). The inset panel to the right is a four-color image that combines Hubble exposures with Chandra X-ray observations.

The cosmic sinkhole is at the center of a galaxy 800 million light-years from Earth and supports the theory that such objects can switch their power output on and off in relatively short time-scales.

(Image credit: NASA , ESA, and J. Comerford (University of Colorado-Boulder))