Animation of the Black Hole's precessing jets

Impressive animation of the black hole‘s precessing jets and accretion in V404 Cygni.

Zooming in from the high-speed plasma clouds observed with our radio telescope, we see the binary system itself.

Mass from the star spirals in towards the black hole via an accretion disk, whose inner regions are puffed up by intense radiation. The spinning black hole pulls spacetime (the green gridlines) around with it, causing the inner disk to precess like a spinning top, redirecting the jets as it does so.

Credit: ICRAR

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