Hubble probed the dense, central regions of galaxies and helped astronomers discover dark energy. This mysterious energy exerts a repulsive force that works against gravity. Although astronomers cannot see dark matter, they can detect its influence in galaxy clusters by observing how its gravity bends and distorts the light of more distant background galaxies, a phenomenon called gravitational lensing.
Hubble provided decisive evidence that supermassive black holes reside in the centers of almost all large galaxies. Giant black holes are compact “monsters” weighing millions to billions the mass of our Sun. These elusive “eating machines” cannot be observed directly, because nothing, not even light, escapes their clutches. The Hubble Telescope helped astronomers determine the masses of several black holes by measuring the velocities of material whirling around them. ... Full Text
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