• The three telescopes were able to create the image of the galaxy NGC 4151 showing gas interacting with the growing black hole at its centre.

  • The white spot which looks like the eye’s pupil is the black hole and the red circumference is hydrogen.

  • The blue is created by X-rays which scientists are studying to understand how such black holes interact with the gas around them.

  • NGC 4151 is one of the nearest galaxies which contains an actively growing black hole.

  • It offers one of the best chances of studying the interaction between an active supermassive black hole and the surrounding gas of its host galaxy