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A simulated black hole against the background of the Milky Way



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A simulated black hole against the background of the Milky Way
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The computer-generated image shows a fictitious black hole the equivalent of 10 times the Sun's mass, viewed from a distance of 600 kilometres. In the background the Milky Way appears distorted due to the curvature of space.

Credit: Ute Kraus (CC-BY-SA 2.0).