n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Black hole found in enigmatic Omega Centauri : news note
|Article Title||Black hole found in enigmatic Omega Centauri : news note|
|© Publisher:||Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA)|
|Journal||MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jun 2008|
|Pages||82 - 83|
Omega Centauri has been known as an unusual globular cluster for a long time. A new result obtained by the NASA / ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the Gemini Observatory reveals that the explanation behind Omega Centauri's peculiarities may be a black hole hidden in its centre. One implication of the discovery is that it is very likely that Omega Centauri is not a globular cluster at all, but a dwarf galaxy stripped of its outer stars, as some scientists have suspected for a few years.
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