Image of the Day: How an Invisible, Supermassive Black Hole Looks to NASA Astronomers


This is how the supermassive black hole at the center of galaxy M84 looks to astronomers. M84 is in the Virgo Cluster of galaxies, 50 million light-years from Earth. This black hole has the mass of 300 million Suns. Scientists used Hubble Space Telescope's Imaging Spectrograph to capture this zig zag shapes, which shows the "rapid rotation of gas at the galaxy's center" as it gets eaten by the voracious monster.

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