Malaysian part of team behind black hole discovery

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  • Monday, 09 Jan 2017

NGC 1448, a galaxy with an active galactic nucleus, is seen in this image combining data from the Carnegie-Irvine Galaxy Survey in the optical range and NuSTAR in the X-ray range. Photo credit: Credit: Carnegie-Irvine Galaxy Survey/NASA/JPL-Caltech?

KUALA LUMPUR: A 27-year-old PhD student from Muar is part of a team that found evidence of a supermassive black hole in a galaxy approximately 38 million light years away from Earth.

Nur Adlyka Ainul Annuar presented her findings on Sunday at a presentation titled "Black Holes, Green Galaxies, Old Stars & NuSTARs" at the 229th meeting of the American Astronomical Society.

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