Initially, the image is not of great interest. But a review from the Hubble Space Telescope for the Messier elliptical galaxy 105 (M105) showed that the stars near the center are moving at an incredible speed. It turns out that they are approaching a supermassive black hole, whose mass equals to 200 million solar! This black hole emits a large amount of energy, as it absorbs a lot of matter and shines. Here is the active core of the galaxy.
The space telescope was able to surprise scientists, as it found several young stars and clusters in M105. This is strange, because the galaxy was considered "dead", that is, unable to create new stars. It is now believed that it forms one star of the solar type every 10,000 years. Active star birth was also fixed in the vast ring of hydrogen gas surrounding M105 and the neighboring lenticular galaxy NGC 3384. For the first time M105 found in 1871. Lives in the constellation of Leo at a distance of 30 million light years. This is the brightest elliptical galaxy in the group of galaxies M96 (Leo I).