When Black Holes Collide
Two giant black holes colliding in an accretion disk
When Black Holes Collide
American astronomers have captured a pair of supermassive black holes poised to undergo an extreme collision. The black holes lurk at the centre of a cluster of galaxies, Abel 400. At the moment the two black holes in Abel 400 are widely separated, each surrounded by a vast accretion disc of gas and dust. For this picture, though, I imagined the scenario in several billion years, when the holes reside in a single disk and are about to collide.

Title: When Black Holes Collide

Category: Misc

Medium: 3DS Max, Photoshop

Date: 2006

Client: Sky & Telescope


accretion accretion disc active galactic nucleus black hole disc jets supermassive
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