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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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Universal mystery

Black holes are some of the most powerful and mysterious objects in the universe, what is left behind after a star has collapsed. NASA has compiled several dramatic images of what are believed to be black holes in space. This is a Chandra X-Ray Observatory image of the nearby galaxy Centaurus A. This image is believed to show the effects of a supermassive black hole within the galaxy. (Text: Katherine Butler)