The M87 mega black hole
Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 7:32PM
Vatche Sahakian in frosh, gravity, relativity

 

The M87 mega black hole... taken by the Hubble space telescope. This is an entire galaxy, with an obscenely huge black hole at its center, devouring the stars in it in the millions! The intense light is the scream from the stars falling into the black hole...the jet in the picture is spit out by the ongoing process ofstars being eaten alive... the length of the jet is several hundred thousand light-years... who said physics can't be violent.

 

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