A fulldome view of M106's hungry heart
Seen here in fulldome format, the central structure of M106 is observed in fantastic detail. Within the bright core, a supermassive black hole is believed to be voraciously feeding on a constant influx of gas from the surrounding galaxy, causing the accretion disc surrounding it to expel huge amounts of radiation.
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|23 November 2015, 17:20