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

10 April, 2019 / Read time: 1 minute

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