Artist's impression of a black hole and accretion disk

Supermassive black holes are found at the center of galaxies, chomping on gas and dust that gets pulled into their strong gravitational field. They are surrounded by a hot, swirling accretion disk of material.

Credit:

NOIRLab/AURA/NSF/P. Marenfeld

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Id:Black-Hole-5K
Type:Artwork
Release date:April 13, 2021, 11 a.m.
Size:5120 x 2880 px

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Category:Illustrations

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