M82 Galaxy – 30th October 2010

This is a picture taken today of M82 which is a huge topic of interest in astronomy circles at the moment.  It was announced a few months ago that an object has suddenly appeared inside this galaxy and by all indications it did not appear to be disappearing any time soon. This bright object is not a supernova as these brighten over a period of weeks and then fade away over several months. This object suddenly was there as a bright light within M82, and it is still there as bright as ever.

We know there is most likely a giant black hole in the center of this galaxy….. perhaps this has something to do with the mystery object.

Picture Taken 30th October 2010 (click to enlarge)

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~ by sydneystargazers on October 30, 2010.

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