Fast, Furious, Refined: Smaller Black Holes Can Eat Plenty

Artist’s visualization of the environment around M101 ULX-1, showing a stellar-mass black hole (foreground) with accretion disk. Gas from the Wolf-Rayet star (background) feeds the black hole’s voracious appetite.

Credit:

Gemini Observatory/AURA artwork by Lynette Cook.

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Id:gemini1308a
Type:Artwork
Release date:Nov. 26, 2013
Related releases:gemini1308
Size:3300 x 2550 px

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