Hot Gas Sucked Into Black Hole - Visual Confirmation
By Steve Spaleta, Space.com Senior Producer |
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