Composite image of Abell 2597 brightest cluster galaxy

The background image (blue) is from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The foreground (red) is ALMA data showing the distribution of carbon monoxide gas in and around the galaxy. The pull-out box shows the ALMA data of the "shadow" (black) produced by absorption of the millimetre-wavelength light emitted by electrons whizzing around powerful magnetic fields generated by the galaxy's supermassive black hole. The shadow indicates that cold clouds of molecular gas are raining in on the black hole.

Autorska prava:

B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF)/G. Tremblay et al./NASA/ESA Hubble/ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)

O slici

Id:eso1618c
Tip:Kolaž
Datum objavljivanja:8. jun 2016. 19:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1618
Veličina:640 x 640 px

O objektu

Naziv:Abell 2597
Tip:Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Kategorija:Quasars and Black Holes

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