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Two for One: Counter-rotating Disks Around a Black Hole

27 January, 2020 / Read time: 1 minute

This video presents the results of an ALMA observation of the black hole in the galaxy NGC 1068, which is surrounded by a dense cloud of gas and dust.

By studying this cloud in detail, a scientific team made an unexpected finding that may explain why supermassive black holes grew so fast in the early Universe.

Credits: National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)