& # 39; Sagittarius A * & # 39 ;, is a monstrous black hole whose mass is equivalent to approximately four million suns, which makes its gravitational weight a real danger for those objects that are close, since with its force would be able to separate stars, to devour them or to expel them of the galaxy openly and Close your eyes.
To this day it is still not possible to decipher the behavior of & # 39; Sgr A * & # 39 ;, so it is important to create simulations that try to shed some light on these amazing and mysterious phenomena that exist in our vast universe. NASA knows this and for this reason they have created a virtual reality experience that first immerses us into a supermassive black hole.
Exploring a galactic center in 8K
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has just released a virtual reality video that puts us in the center of a galaxy, in this case, that of & # 39; Sgr A * & # 39 ;. This allows us to explore for the first time his chaotic heart from the perspective of a supermassive black hole.
The video was created from vSome simulations created by supercomputers which are based on data collected by the Chandra Observatory itself. The goal is to create the largest and most accurate simulation to date, which can help understand how the materials that make up these types of black holes interact, as well as their formation and evolution to bring galaxies to life.
To appreciate the details of this experience in virtual reality, it was decided to create it a resolution of 8K and for this we need a viewer or a compatible helmet or, from our own browser, where we can move at ease.
As explained by NASAthe blue and cyan colors represent the x-ray emissions contained in the hot gas clouds; The red color shows denser concentrations of colder gas, while the yellow zones are even colder and denser.
All of these materials interact with each other, creating from spirals, collisions of stellar bodies, storms, to x-rays that are born slowly so that they can accelerate and travel throughout the entire Sgr A * at high speed. In fact, at the end of the video, we showed what a gas explosion would look like until it got a big shock against the gas clouds.
For those who want to complement the experience, you can also take a look at the previous video, which focuses on show as is the center of our galaxy through two simulations: a 350 years ago with & # 39; Sgr A * & # 39; in a state of calm, while the second covers a process of 500 years, which shows the same hole with more activity and more violent ejection material without control
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