Exploring a Black Hole Environment

This artist’s impression delves into the surroundings of a black hole, showing an accretion disc of superheated plasma and a relativistic jet. It also depicts the paths of photons in the vicinity of a black hole. The gravitational bending and capture of light by the event horizon is the cause of the shadow captured by the Event Horizon Telescope.

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Nicolle R. Fuller/NSF

About the Video

Id:eso1907n
Release date:10 April 2019, 15:07
Related releases:eso1907
Duration:58 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Type:Unspecified : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Category:Quasars and Black Holes

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