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 Release No. 04-22: Monster Lies Camouflaged Inside Nebula's Heart
For Release: EMBARGOED until 8:30 a.m. MDT, Wednesday, June 2, 2004

black holeA rare intermediate-mass black hole powers a 100 light-year-wide nebula in the dwarf irregular galaxy Holmberg II. Weighing more than 25 times the mass of our Sun, this black hole may be a remnant from the first generation of stars in the Universe. Credit: David A. Aguilar, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

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