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.

For more information see the press release related to this image.


NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), and R. Gendler (for the Hubble Heritage Team). Acknowledgment: J. GaBany

About the Video

Release date:23 November 2015, 17:20
Related releases:heic1302
Duration:56 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:M 106
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral


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