A graphic shows a central black circle outlined in white. This circle is surrounded by a black ring which is surrounded by a light blue ring which then fades outward into bright and then dark and diffuse purple. Across the middle of the image is a light blue line that gives the appearance of a ring around the circular object.
Credit: NASA
Published: December 15, 2022

An illustration showing an edge-on view of a black hole. The colors depicted in this illustration are for artistic purposes only.

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