Inflow, Outflow Cycle of Gas Near Black Hole

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nrao_NRAO_Gallery_Abell-CloudsCloudsFirstFrame October 25th, 2018

Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF; D. Berry

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.

Image Source: https://public.nrao.edu/gallery/inflow-outflow-cycle-of-gas-near-black-hole/

Curator: NRAO/AUI/NSF, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)

Image Details

Image Type
Artwork
Object Name
Abell 2597
Subject - General
Galaxy > Grouping > Cluster

Distance

Universescale3
1,000,000,000 light years
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ID
NRAO_Gallery_Abell-CloudsCloudsFirstFrame
Subject Category
E.5.5.3  
Subject Name
Abell 2597
Credits
NRAO/AUI/NSF; D. Berry
Release Date
2018-10-25
Lightyears
1,000,000,000
Redshift
1,000,000,000
Reference Url
https://public.nrao.edu/gallery/inflow-outflow-cycle-of-gas-near-black-hole/
Type
Artwork
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
SIN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NRAO/AUI/NSF
URL
https://public.nrao.edu
Name
NRAO/AUI/NSF
Email
outreach@nrao.edu
Telephone
Address
520 Edgemont Road
City
Charlottesville
State/Province
Virginia
Publisher
NRAO/AUI/NSF
Publisher ID
nrao
Resource ID
Metadata Date
2018-11-06T11:52:51-05:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Universescalefull
1,000,000,000 light years