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 ]