Simulation of gas cloud approaching the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way

This simulated view shows a gas cloud (just above centre, with its orbit shown in red) that has been observed approaching the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way. This is the first time ever that the approach of such a doomed cloud to a supermassive black hole has been observed and it is expected to break up completely during 2013. The stars orbiting the black hole are also shown along with blue lines marking their orbits. The stars and the cloud are shown in their actual positions in 2011.

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ESO

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Kimlik:eso1151b
Tür:Çizim
Yayın tarihi:14 Aralık 2011 19:00
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Boyut:4000 x 2250 px

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Adı:Sgr A*
Tür:Milky Way : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Uzaklık:25000 ışık yılı
Kategori:Illustrations
Quasars and Black Holes

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