Composite image of Abell 2597 brightest cluster galaxy

The background image (blue) is from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The foreground (red) is ALMA data showing the distribution of carbon monoxide gas in and around the galaxy. The pull-out box shows the ALMA data of the "shadow" (black) produced by absorption of the millimetre-wavelength light emitted by electrons whizzing around powerful magnetic fields generated by the galaxy's supermassive black hole. The shadow indicates that cold clouds of molecular gas are raining in on the black hole.


B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF)/G. Tremblay et al./NASA/ESA Hubble/ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)


Julkaisupäivä:8. kesäkuuta 2016 19:00
Vastaavat julkaisut:eso1618
Koko:640 x 640 px


Nimi:Abell 2597
Tyyppi:Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Kategoria:Quasars and Black Holes


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