Top 8 Stunning Images of Black Holes Shared by NASA

1st April, 2024


NASA telescopes are giving us unprecedented views of black holes. Get ready for a journey into the abyss!

The first black hole ever directly imaged, M87 in Virgo constellation boasts a fiery jet and swirling accretion disk.

Messier 87 (M87)

Our Milky Way's central supermassive black hole, Sgr A, is surrounded by swirling gas and dust.

Sagittarius A (Sgr A)

Our galactic neighbor, Andromeda, also harbors a supermassive black hole, M31, revealed by radio waves.

M31 (Galaxy Andromeda)

This distant quasar, OJ 287, shows a twisted jet emanating from its black hole, traveling at near light speed.

OJ 287

A barred spiral galaxy, NGC 1313, showcases a bright core powered by a supermassive black hole.

NGC 1313

Radio waves unveil the powerful jets blasting out from the black hole at the heart of the Cygnus X-1 galaxy.

Cygnus X-1

Markarian 421 is a supermassive black hole firing a jet of high-energy particles.

Markarian 421

Our closest active galaxy, Centaurus A, has a central black hole fueling its powerful radio jets. 

Centaurus A

NASA's telescopes continue to unveil the secrets of black holes, these images offering a glimpse into the invisible forces that shape our universe.