Updated: Fulldome Simulation of a Supermassive Black Hole
In anticipation of the first image of a black hole, Jordy Davelaar and colleagues at ESO built a virtual reality simulation of one of these fascinating astrophysical objects. Their simulation shows a black hole surrounded by luminous matter.
This matter disappears into the black hole in a vortex-like way, and the extreme conditions cause it to become a glowing plasma. The light emitted is then deflected and deformed by the powerful gravity of the black hole.
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