Black Hole In Action

A place to hang out and chat about astronomy

Black Hole In Action

Postby jsc248 » Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:39 am

Hi gang,

Take a look at this truly amazing image of the galaxy known as Hercules A. The image is a composite from a number of telescopes and shows what intricate can be shown by creating images in this way. The image shows a supermassive black hole and it's influences on the surrounding materials. Please take a look here

To me astronomy is looking up and thinking "What the heck is going on up there!!"
Posts: 3598
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:23 pm
Location: Huyton,Merseyside

Re: Black Hole In Action

Postby dave.b » Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:50 pm

I agree, that is a staggering image. Something similar on page 6 of the Jan 2016 edition of S@N magazine, although the older image from your link is more impressive.
Posts: 803
Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:35 pm
Location: Staffordshire

Re: Black Hole In Action

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:10 am

Yes, rather impressive indeed.
How can I be one with the universe when we don't know what 96% of it is.

About Me:

My blog:

The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof
Posts: 554
Joined: Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:53 pm
Location: Wiltshire but can be just about anywhere up to 41 000 feet

Return to General

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests