A Zoom to the Black Hole in M87

A zoom into the giant elliptical galaxy Messier 87 (M87) from a wide field view of the entire galaxy to the supermassive black hole at its core. This series of nine images starts with visible light views, but quickly transitions to radio wavelengths. The final image from the Event Horizon Telescope has a resolution 2500 times better than the Hubble Space Telescope.

Visualization: Frank Summers, Space Telescope Science Institute
Music: “First Day of Spring”, David Hilowitz, CC BY-NC