Researchers Create Virtual Reality Simulation of a Supermassive Black Hole

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 28 November 2018


Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy
Image of the Black Hole Virtual Reality by J. Davelaar.
Image by J.Davelaar 2018

Researchers have created a virtual reality simulation of a supermassive black hole,
BioMed Central, November 18, 2018.


“The black hole at the centre of our galaxy, Sagittarius A*, has been visualised in virtual reality for the first time.”

"Our virtual reality simulation creates one of the most realistic views of the direct surroundings of the black hole and will help us to learn more about how black holes behave. Traveling to a black hole in our lifetime is impossible, so immersive visualizations like this can help us understand more about these systems from where we are.

Outreach Effort
“...the virtual reality simulation could help encourage the general public, including children, to take an interest in astrophysics.”

At the Center of Our Galaxy
Sag A*

2:23 Full Black Hole Video

Stop the video above at the proper times, and it looks almost exactly like a much higher resolution version of the X-Ray images of M87 recently taken by the EHT team.

The Short :50 video


The Supermassive Black Hole at the Center of our Galaxy

Sag A*

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The Milky Way's supermassive black hole (Sagittarius A*) swallowing matter

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