Testing general relativity with a supermassive black hole

This infographic shows a simulation of the outflow (bright red) from a black hole and the accretion disk around it, with simulated images of the three potential shapes of the event horizon’s shadow.

Credit:

ESO/N. Bartmann/A. Broderick/C.K. Chan/D. Psaltis/F. Ozel

About the Image

Id:eventhorizon-shadows
Type:Artwork
Release date:28 April 2017, 12:01
Size:3277 x 3277 px

About the Object

Type:Unspecified : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Black Hole
Unspecified : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Category:Quasars and Black Holes

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