Black Holes in the Center of Galaxies
Slide 18 of 22
This is the slide I started with. It is a spectacular picture taken by the Hubble space telescope of the matter (stars) swirling around a smaller
black hole (only 500 million suns) in a distant galaxy. Note that it looks very
much like the artist's rendition I showed you earlier. The two jets of matter that
you see on the left are basically thrown out by the intense swirling motion
near the center.