“A Galaxy Fell Through It” –Creating the EHT’s Monster M87 Black Hole

  “A medium-sized galaxy fell through the center of M87, and as a consequence of the enormous gravitational tidal forces, its stars are now scattered over a region that is 100 times larger than the original galaxy!” said Ortwin Gerhard, head of the dynamics group at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics about the … Continue reading “A Galaxy Fell Through It” –Creating the EHT’s Monster M87 Black Hole