Black hole and galaxy, artwork

Black hole and galaxy, artwork

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Caption: Black hole and galaxy. Artwork of a black hole and a galaxy seen edge-on. A black hole is formed when the core of a sufficiently massive star collapses under its own weight. This increases its gravitational field to the point where, beyond a boundary known as the event horizon, nothing, not even light, can escape. Galaxies are large gravitationally bound groups of stars and other astronomical bodies that here has formed a disc shape seen edge-on. They can contain many billions of stars, with a supermassive black hole at their centre. Here, the dark areas are nebulae and dust lanes within the galaxy.

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Keywords: artwork, astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, black hole, boundary, collapsed stellar core, dead star, dust lanes, edge on, edge-on, event horizon, galaxy, gravitation, gravity, illustration, nebulae, remnant core, singularity, space, star, stars, stellar evolution, universe

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