Contact: Steve Koppes
University of Chicago
Caption: In this image from a supercomputer simulation, two galaxies have merged into a single structure and the formation of a nuclear disk of gas. These nuclear disks are believed to provide the fuel that feeds the supermassive black holes in galaxies.
Credit: Image courtesy of Stelios Kazantzidis
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