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A close-up view of a donut-shaped disk of dust around a black hole confirms several expectations about the massive structure but has astronomers wondering how the disk could be so thick.
The black hole packs a mass equal to about 10 million Suns. That's more than twice the mass of the black hole in our Milky Way but many times less than others in the more distant universe. It anchors a nearby galaxy called NGC 1068.