Gas cloud being ripped apart by the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way (annotated)

New observations from ESO's Very Large Telescope show how a gas cloud now passing close to the supermassive black hole at the centre of the galaxy is being ripped apart. The horizontal axis shows the extent of the cloud along its orbit and the vertical axis shows the velocities of different parts of the cloud. The cloud is now dramatically stretched out and the velocity of the front is several million km/h different from that of the tail.

Autorska prava:

ESO/S. Gillessen

O slici

Datum objavljivanja:17. jul 2013. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1332
Veličina:1816 x 1638 px

O objektu

Naziv:Milky Way, Milky Way Galactic Centre, Sgr A*
Tip:Milky Way : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Udaljenost:25000 svetlosnih godina
Kategorija:Quasars and Black Holes

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Boje i flteri

Hydrogen Bracket Gamma
Very Large Telescope