This photo is a real gem. Well, actually, that's a lie. I mean, to the people who made the image, it's a gem, but there are no gems in the image.
Can you guess what it is? I bet a lot of people will guess one aspect of it but not the whole shebang.
See an explanation and the full image below …
Those are stars near a supermassive black hole at the center of a giant galaxy. The image, combined with another to form a composite picture, revealed to scientists how the black hole is devouring gas.
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