Animation of the web of the supermassive black hole

With the help ofESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have found six galaxies lying around a supermassive black hole, the first time such a close grouping has been seen within the first billion years of the Universe. This artist’s impression shows the central black hole and the galaxies trapped in its gas web. The black hole, which together with the disc around it is known as quasar SDSS J103027.09+052455.0, shines brightly as it engulfs matter around it.

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Auðkenni:eso2016a
Útgáfudagur:Okt 1, 2020, 09:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso2016
Tímalengd:15 s
Frame rate:25 fps

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Nafn:SDSS J103027.09+052455.0
Tegund:Early Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Flokkur:Quasars and Black Holes

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