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Space photos of the day: Black Holes

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A supernova within the galaxy M100, which may contain the youngest known black hole in our cosmic neighborhood, is seen in this composite image. Chandra's X-rays are colored gold, optical data from ESO's Very Large Telescope are yellow-white and blue, and infrared data from Spitzer are red. X-ray observations suggest that the supernova, a mere 50 million light-years away in a neighboring galaxy, is a black hole in the making, a team of US and European astronomers says.

PHOTO: Chandra X-ray Observatory Center/Reuters

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