Black hole jet

Black hole jet

Illustration of supermassive black hole with corona and jets

This artist’s illustration depicts a supermassive black hole, and its corona (blue) threaded by magnetic fields (short white loops). The corona lies above a much denser disk of material (red and yellow), swirling around and falling towards the black hole. Jets (white) of material are blasting away from the black hole and corona in opposite directions.

IMAGE: NASA/CXC/M. Weiss