Anatomy of a Black Hole

This artist’s impression depicts a rapidly spinning supermassive black hole surrounded by an accretion disc. This thin disc of rotating material consists of the leftovers of a Sun-like star which was ripped apart by the tidal forces of the black hole. The black hole is labelled, showing the anatomy of this fascinating object.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1907h
Type:Artwork
Release date:10 April 2019, 15:07
Related releases:eso1907
Size:4992 x 3535 px

About the Object

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

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