Artist’s impression of the Black Hole at the heart of M87

This artist’s impression depicts the black hole at the heart of the enormous elliptical galaxy Messier 87 (M87). This black hole was chosen as the object of paradigm-shifting observations by the Event Horizon Telescope. The superheated material surrounding the black hole is shown, as is the relativistic jet launched by M87’s black hole.

Credit:

ESO/M. Kornmesser

About the Image

Id:eso1907c
Type:Artwork
Release date:10 April 2019, 15:07
Related releases:eso1907
Size:4500 x 2800 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 87
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Category:Illustrations
Quasars and Black Holes

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