Exploring a Black Hole Environment

This artist’s impression delves into the surroundings of a black hole, showing an accretion disc of superheated plasma and a relativistic jet. It also depicts the paths of photons in the vicinity of a black hole. The gravitational bending and capture of light by the event horizon is the cause of the shadow captured by the Event Horizon Telescope.

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Nicolle R. Fuller/NSF

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Auðkenni:eso1907n
Útgáfudagur:Apr 10, 2019, 15:07 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1907
Tímalengd:58 s
Frame rate:25 fps

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Tegund:Unspecified : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Flokkur:Quasars and Black Holes

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