In the picture shared by NASA, the Hubble Telescope has captured the disk of dust-filled black holes at the centers of galaxies. Hubble’s site According to, the first image shows an elliptical galaxy named NGC 4261. The image shows a giant disk of dust of the cold gas that fuels the black hole at its center. This galaxy is located about 100 million light years away.
Astronomers estimate that its disk is about 300 light-years wide. Its bright core is clearly visible because it is tilted about 60 degrees. That’s where the black hole is located. The dusty disk has a cold outer region, which transmits energy to the black hole. This image was taken in PC mode with a wide field/planetary camera at visible wavelengths. This picture was first released in November 1992.
The Hubble Telescope is the most powerful observatory ever operating from space. It was launched in the year 1990. Since then, it has captured more than 13 lakh photographs. In a post, NASA said that Hubble and other NASA missions continue to teach us more about these fascinating cosmic objects.
The Hubble Telescope is now over 30 years old. It needs to rest. This is the reason why NASA has sent another $10 billion observatory into space to reduce the workload on Hubble. Its name is James Webb Space Telescope. It is currently completing its setup in space. It is estimated that by the summer of this year it will start its work there.