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.


ESO/L. Calçada


Julkaisupäivä:1. lokakuuta 2020 9:00
Vastaavat julkaisut:eso2016
Kesto:15 s
Frame rate:25 fps


Nimi:SDSS J103027.09+052455.0
Tyyppi:Early Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Kategoria:Quasars and Black Holes

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