The attraction of a billion suns

in science •  2 months ago  (edited)

That is the estimated mass of the black hole at the centre of the sombrero galaxy.

The Sombrero Galaxyby NASA Hubble Space Telescope, on Flickr

With beautifull dust lanes just waiting to be gravitationally condensed into new heavenly bodies.

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Beautiful images!

I love how we don't truly know what happens when we cross the event horizon and enter a black hole.....one of the great mysteries of space!