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Heart of Darkness

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Credit: DESY, Science Communication Lab

• February 22nd, 2021

Heart of darkness: A view of the accretion disc around the supermassive black hole, with jet-like structures flowing away from the disc. The extreme mass of the black hole bends spacetime, allowing the far side of the accretion disc to be seen as an image above and below the black hole.