Picture of the day

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Artist's rendering of the day?
 
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I thought this picture of gas swirling into or around a black hole could be up for picture of the day.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181031080621.htm

Artist's rendering of the day?


not so much an artists rendering but more probably a computer simulation based on actual observations

https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1835a/


ESO's exquisitely sensitive GRAVITY instrument has added further evidence to the long-standing assumption that a supermassive black hole lurks in the centre of the Milky Way. New observations show clumps of gas swirling around at about 30% of the speed of light on a circular orbit just outside a four million solar mass black hole — the first time material has been observed orbiting close to the point of no return, and the most detailed observations yet of material orbiting this close to a black hole.

This visualisation uses data from simulations of orbital motions of gas swirling around at about 30% of the speed of light on a circular orbit around the black hole.

Credit:
ESO/Gravity Consortium/L. Calçada





Dave
 

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