Artist’s impression of the Black Hole at the heart of M87

10 April, 2019

This artist’s impression depicts the black hole at the heart of the enormous elliptical galaxy M87. This black hole was chosen as the object of paradigm-shifting observations by the Event Horizon Telescope. The superheated material surrounding the black hole is shown, as is the relativistic jet launched by M87’s black hole.

Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser