Baby Black Hole (NASA, Chandra, 06/15/11)

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    This is an artist's impression of a growing supermassive black hole located in the early Universe, showing a disk of gas rotating around the central object that generates copious amounts of radiation. This gas is destined to be consumed by the black hole. The black hole's mass is less than one hundredth of the mass it will have when the Universe reaches its present day age of about 13.7 billion years.

    Credit: Credit: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss

    This concept is related to this image from Chandra:
    www.flickr.com/photos/28634332@N05/5853490489/in/photostream

    Read entire caption/view more images: chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2011/cdfs/more.html

    Caption credit: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

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    www.nasa.gov/chandra

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    1. tattoogirl12 [deleted] 34 months ago | reply

      this is amazing!

    2. dodagp 34 months ago | reply

      Totally artistic !
      Inconceivable calculations ....

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    5. Greet N. 34 months ago | reply

      Amazing!!!!!

    6. thebarrowboy 34 months ago | reply

      Absolutely incredible.

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    15. pauline.kehoe 34 months ago | reply

      Wow what an amazing sight.

    16. Helen Marie Brown 30 months ago | reply

      wow thats an impressive image

    17. Eli Muniz Corbalan 20 months ago | reply

      Impresionante!!!!

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