M. KORNMESSER / LARS LINDBERG CHRISTENSEN / ESA / HUBBLE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY M. KORNMESSER / LARS LINDBERG CHRISTENSEN / ESA / HUBBLE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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Animation of a dust disc around supermassive black hole in an active galactic nucleus. Supermassive black holes are found in the centres of most (if not all) galaxies, and have a dust torus around their waist. The jets coming out of the region nearest the black hole are also seen. They emerge from an area close to the black hole where a disk of accreted material rotates around the black hole.
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