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Release No.: 2019-12
For Release: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 9:07am

CfA Plays Central Role In Capturing Landmark Black Hole Image

This virtual reality simulation by Jordy Davelaar and colleagues shows a black hole surrounded by luminous matter. This matter disappears into the black hole in a vortex-like way, and the extreme conditions cause it to become a glowing plasma. The light emitted is then deflected and deformed by the powerful gravity of the black hole.

Credit: Jordy Davelaar et al./Radboud University/BlackHoleCam

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