Warped Disk Around A Bright Black Hole (Artwork)
Depicts: NGC 6251
Copyright: James Gitlin (Space Telescope Science Institute)
This diagram shows the geometry of a warped disk of dust
surrounding a suspected black hole in the active galaxy NGC 6251.
The diagram is based on NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope images of the disk
which reveal that only one side reflects light emitted from a
suspected black hole, hence the disk is warped.
Last Update: 1 September 2019