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Here are some cool blackhole wallpapers. You can make any of these images into your computer desktop wallpaper. Just click on an image to enlarge it, and then choose “Set as Desktop Background”.
This is a Chandra photo of the black hole located at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. The black hole is called Sagittarius A* or Sgr A*. This black hole is approximately 4 million times the mass of our Sun.
This is a photo of the black hole at the center of the Galaxy Centaurus A. This photo was generated from the combined data of the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope in Chile and the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
This image features a jet from a black hole at the center of a galaxy. The jet is shown striking an impact to its nearby galaxy. Black holes are caused mainly by spacetime deformation due to a very compact mass.
Here’s an image of a black hole found at the center of a spiral galaxy M81. NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and some ground-based telescopes provided data which proved the similarities in the behavior of black holes no matter what their sizes are.
This is an artist image of a quasar, a growing black hole. NASA’s Spitzer and Chandra Space Telescopes were able to discover such quasars hiding in galaxies found in the remote universe.
If you’d like more info on Blackholes, check out NASA Science Page about Black Holes, and here’s more information from NASA from their educational pages.
We’ve also recorded an episode of Astronomy Cast all about black holes. Listen here, Episode 18: Black Holes Big and Small.