Gemini Observatory Captures Multi-Dimensional Movie of Active Galaxy's Core
This illustration shows an artist's rendition of the central region around NGC 1068 as seen from the edge of the disk that surrounds the core's black hole. The red and blue shifted radiation formed by the interaction between the disk and the bowshock at the end of the jets can be seen above and below the disk. Blue shifted light is moving toward us and red shifted light is receding.
Artwork by Jon Lomberg, based upon model by Dr. Gerald Cecil, University of North Carolina, Astrophysical Journal, 1 April 2002.Credit:
Gemini Observatory/NSF/AURA/J. Lomberg
About the Image
|Release date:||March 21, 2002, 8 p.m.|
|Size:||546 x 408 px|