Artist’s impression of cold intergalactic rain

Deep in the heart of the Abell 2597 Brightest Cluster Galaxy, astronomers see a small cluster of giant gas clouds raining in on the central black hole. They were revealed by the billion light-year-long shadows they cast toward Earth. These ALMA data present the first observational evidence for predicted chaotic cold accretion onto a supermassive black hole.

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NRAO/AUI/NSF; Dana Berry/SkyWorks; ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)

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Auðkenni:eso1618b
Tegund:Uppdráttur
Útgáfudagur:Jún 8, 2016, 19:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1618
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Nafn:Abell 2597
Tegund:Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Flokkur:Illustrations
Quasars and Black Holes

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