Inflow, Outflow Cycle of Gas Near Black Hole
Artist impression of Abell 2597 showing the central supermassive black hole expelling cold, molecular gas — like the pump of a giant galactic fountain. Recent data suggests that the expelled gas will eventually fall back towards the black hole, restarting the cycle.
Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF; D. Berry
Categories:Black Holes Galaxies Galaxy Groups and Clusters
Part of Collections:Image of the Week
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