Two Merging Blackholes Pictured


This is time for the next cool picture, guys! Below is a composite picture of two merging black holes captured by Hubble and Chandra. All red and yellow colors are from Chandra picture and bluish colors are from Hubble. Isn’t it amazing how people just 50 years ago were not sure if black holes exist and now we are looking at the picture how two of them collide?

Composite images of two colliding black holes. Click for a bigger version. Image credit: Chandra, Hubble

Composite images of two colliding black holes. Click for a bigger version. Image credit: Chandra, Hubble

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2 Responses to “Two Merging Blackholes Pictured”

  1. Dad Says:

    If they’re the BLACK holes, why they’re so yellow?

    • ivanpankov Says:

      These are artificial colors. Chandra shoot pictures in x-ray, so we can paint it in any color we like, because we don’t see x-rays. Also it is not the black holes themselves which we picture but rather the material around them which spins like crazy and emits whole bunch of different rays including x-rays.

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