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10 incredible images of black holes

By: Katherine Butler on Feb. 21, 2011, 12:20 p.m.
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Photo: NASA/JPL/Caltech

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Kaleidoscope of color

NASA, Spitzer and Hubble telescopes show a false-color image of a giant jet of particles being shot of out a supermassive black hole. It is thought this jet is stretching across 100,000 light-years of space, which NASA reports is as big as our Milky Way Galaxy. The color shows the jet’s different light waves. There is a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy called Sagittarius A. NASA believes it has a mass equal to 4 million of our suns.