Simulation of a Supermassive Black Hole

In anticipation of the first image of a black hole, Jordy Davelaar and colleagues built a virtual reality simulation of one of these fascinating astrophysical objects. Their simulation shows a black hole surrounded by luminous matter. This matter disappears into the black hole in a vortex-like way, and the extreme conditions cause it to become a glowing plasma. The light emitted is then deflected and deformed by the powerful gravity of the black hole.


Jordy Davelaar et al./Radboud University/BlackHoleCam

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Útgáfudagur:Apr 10, 2019, 15:07 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1907
Tímalengd:53 s
Frame rate:25 fps

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Nafn:Messier 87
Tegund:Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Flokkur:Quasars and Black Holes



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