ESOshop: Blackhole 3D Postcard

This 3D postcard 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. Shocks in the colliding debris as well as heat generated in accretion led to a burst of light, resembling a supernova explosion.


ESO, ESA/Hubble, M. Kornmesser

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Price: € 3,00


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Dimensions14.8 cm (W) x 14.8 cm (H) x 0.01 cm (D)

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