Warped Disk Around A Bright Black Hole (Artwork)

This diagram shows the geometry of a warped disk of dust surrounding a suspected black hole in the active galaxy NGC 6251. The diagram is based on NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope images of the disk which reveal that only one side reflects light emitted from a suspected black hole, hence the disk is warped.


About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:10 September 1997, 15:00
Size:800 x 582 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 6251
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos

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