Encyclopedia > M82

  Article Content

M82

M82 (also known as NGC 3034) is a starbust[?] galaxy in the Ursa Major constellation. The Chandra X-ray Observatory detected fluctuating X-ray emissions from the sector, appoximately 600 light-years away from the centre of M82, around 12 million light-years from Earth. Astronomers have postulated that M82 would contain the first known mid-mass black hole[?], of roughly 500 solar masses.

See also: Messier 82 (http://www.seds.org/messier/m/m082), SEDS Messier pages



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Grammy Award for Best Comedy Performance

... year. Note: From 1994 to the present, the award has been titled Best Spoken Comedy Album. From 1962 to 1993, it was known as Best Comedy Recording Prior to 1962 ...