Black hole zapping a galaxy into existence

This artist’s impression shows how jets from supermassive black holes could form galaxies, thereby explaining why the mass of black holes is larger in galaxies that contain more stars.

Credit:

ESO/L. Calçada

About the Image

Id:eso0946a
Type:Artwork
Release date:30 November 2009
Related releases:eso0946
Size:2952 x 1968 px

About the Object

Name:Black hole
Type:Unspecified : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Category:Illustrations

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