Artist’s impression of S2 passing supermassive black hole at centre of Milky Way - annotated

This artist’s impression shows the path of the star S2 as it passes very close to the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way. As it gets close to the black hole the very strong gravitational field causes the colour of the star to shift slightly to the red, an effect of Einstein’s general theory of relativity.

In this graphic the colour effect and size of the objects have been exaggerated for clarity.

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ESO/M. Kornmesser

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1825b
Tipi:Punim artistik
Data e Publikimit:Kor 26, 2018, 14:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1825
Përmasat:18152 x 11378 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:Milky Way Galactic Centre
Tipi:Milky Way : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Kategori:Illustrations
Quasars and Black Holes

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