Mysterious X-Ray Flare Lights Up Black Hole Cloud | Video

Dust and gas surrounding the supermassive black hole accretion disk in galaxy NGC 4151 is reflecting an echo from an x-ray emitting source high above the disk. This helps scientists map the environment  around (and created by) the black hole.
credit : NASA / GSFC / ESA / XMM-Newton
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