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How to Spot a Primitive Black Hole
Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC),Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS),Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS)
Size: 2400 x 3000
These two data plots from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show a primitive supermassive black hole (top) compared to a typical one; usually, dust tori are missing and only gas disks are observed in primitive black holes.
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