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M87 Black Hole
Artwork of the M87 black hole seen from a nearby planet. M87's central black hole was famously imaged in 2019 by a team of astronomers using the Event Horizon Telescope. It is the first ever image of a black hole's accretion disc that has been direct...
Keywords: ... jet, general relativity, einstein ring, gravity, gravitational lens, exoplanet, ...

Animation of a Cataclysmic Binary
... the Sun, yet they are comparable in size to the planet Earth. Because the two stars in a CV are so close to each other, the gravity of the white dwarf distorts the red dwarf into a teardrop shape. Gas at the point of the teardrop – a region known ...
Keywords: cataclysmic, accretion, accretion disc, red dwarf, white dwarf, star, binary sta...

Binary Black Hole Merger
... t that will produce gravitational waves. Gravitational waves are a prediction of Einstein's theory of general relativity. Gravity is the distortion of spacetime by mass, and changes in this distortion travel in waves at the speed of light. The eff ...
Keywords: black hole, binary, gravitational waves...

Cataclysm VI
A cataclysmic binary is a close-binary star system consisting of red dwarf (bottom) in orbit around a white dwarf. The proximity of the latter and its powerful gravity distorts the red dwarf. It gas flows away from it and plunges towards and around t...
Keywords: cataclysmic, accretion, accretion disc, red dwarf, white dwarf, star, binary sta...

Fiery Birth
An illustration showing a primitive terrestrial planet, more properly called a protoplanet, in the process of formation. The planet grows as its gravity sucks in more and more rocky debris. The whole process takes hundreds of millions of years....
Keywords: accretion, planetoid, planetesimal, formation...

Laniakea
... r lines are velocity flows: they indicate the direction that galaxies are moving through the supercluster under the combined gravity of all of that matter. The red dot shows the location of the Milky Way, our own galaxy, on the edge of the superclust ...
Keywords: Laniakea, Local Group, supercluster, galaxy cluster, cosmology, large-scale stru...

Proxima Centauri b – Flyover
... enus. Personally, I think it's likely to have some sort of atmosphere. It's heavier and bigger than the Earth, so it has the gravity to retain heavy gases, unlike Mercury and Mars. It also orbits in its star's habitable zone - theoretically, a region ...
Keywords: landscape, red dwarf, Alpha Centauri, Proxima, star, exoplanet, planet, animatio...

Stanford Torus – Version 1
... llow transport from the hub to the habitable section. Rotating at one revolution a minute the station provides an artificial gravity equivalent to roughly 0.9 Earth gravities, and can house around 10,000 to 40,000 people. The station would be constru ...
Keywords: Earth, Moon, Stanford Torus, hardware, space station, space habitat...

Stellar New Born
... l it takes is the shock waves from such an explosion to trigger the compression of a cloud of interstellar gas and dust, and gravity does the rest. ...
Keywords: supernova, star formation, nebula...

Tides of Fire
This picture shows Jupiter seen from the surface of its closest Galilean moon, Io. Because Io is so close to Jupiter, it is constantly engaged in a tug-of-war with the planet's considerable gravity. On Earth, the Moon's gravitational pull, and to a l...
Keywords: planet, gas giant, Jupiter, landscape, traditional art, volcanism...

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