Hot Gas Sucked Into Black Hole - Visual Confirmation

For the first time, clear evidence of gas flow falling towards a black hole has been witnessed. Observations of galaxy NGC 3115, harboring this supermassive void, were made by the Chandra Observatory and Europe's Very Large Telescope.
credit : X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ. of Alabama/K.Wong et al, Optical: ESO/VLT
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