Dissecting a dusty black hole (artist's impression)

This illustration allows a peek into the inner workings of a dusty supermassive black hole. In the centre the black hole is seen surrounded by an accretion disk (yellow). Further out the dust torus is shown in blue. Two jets are emanating from the inner regions.


ESA/NASA, the AVO project and Paolo Padovani

About the Image

Release date:28 May 2004, 09:00
Related releases:heic0409
Size:3072 x 2304 px

About the Object

Name:Black Hole
Type:Unspecified : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Black Hole

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