NuSTAR – “biggest and baddest” black holes are actually buried under thick blankets of gas and dust

NuSTAR Discovery

A montage of images showing an artist’s concept of NuSTAR (top); a color image of one of the galaxies targeted by NuSTAR (lower left); and artist’s concept of a hidden black hole. Credits: Top: NASA/JPL-Caltech. Lower-left: Hubble Legacy Archive, NASA, ESA. Bottom-right: NASA/ESA

Did you know that some of the “biggest and baddest” black holes are actually buried under thick blankets of gas and dust? Their hidden nature makes observing them a challenge, but our NuSTAR Satellite recently caught a glimpse of five of these supermassive black holes. More: