This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Artwork of a black hole

Artwork of a black hole

R670/0076

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

MEHAU KULYK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MEHAU KULYK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Black hole. Artist's impression of a black hole with a glowing accretion disk. The matter in the disk may have been pulled from the outer layers of a companion star. A disk is formed because matter has angular momentum transferred to it by gravita- tional effects as it falls towards the rapidly- spinning hole. The matter in the disk is compress- ed & heated so that it begins to glow. Parts of the disk can reach millions of degrees celsius, hot enough to emit X-rays. Black holes are incred- ibly dense objects that are formed from the cores of huge stars which exploded as supernovae when they exhausted their fuel supply. Their gravity is so strong that light cannot escape from them.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}