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.

Telif:

ESO/S. Gillessen

Görüntü Hakkında

Kimlik:eso1332d
Tür:Gözlem
Yayın tarihi:17 Temmuz 2013 12:00
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso1332
Boyut:1816 x 1638 px

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Adı:Milky Way, Milky Way Galactic Centre, Sgr A*
Tür:Milky Way : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Uzaklık:25000 ışık yılı
Kategori:Quasars and Black Holes

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