September 24, 2013

Real-time Black Hole Simulation

A computer simulation of a black hole in real time showing how gas falling inwards forms a disc that spins around the black hole. The friction causes the gas to become so hot it produces beams of UV radiation.

Credit: McKinney (UMD), Tchekhovskoy (Princeton), Blandford (KIPAC), Kaehler (KIPAC)

[ Read the Article: Sleeping Supermassive Black Holes Can Have Periods Of Intense Flare-Ups ]

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