Intermediate-Mass Black Hole with Torn-Apart Star (Artist’s Impression)

This artist’s impression depicts a star being torn apart by an intermediate-mass black hole (IMBH), surrounded by an accretion disc. This thin, rotating disc of material consists of the leftovers of a star which was ripped apart by the tidal forces of the black hole.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, M. Kornmesser

About the Image

Id:heic2005a
Type:Artwork
Release date:31 March 2020, 19:00
Related releases:heic2005
Size:5092 x 3531 px

About the Object

Name:3XMM J215022.4−055108
Type:Early Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Black Hole
Category:Quasars and Black Holes

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