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Dust Torus Surrounding the Accretion Disk and the Central Black Hole

Caption: This is an artist's view of a dust torus surrounding the accretion disk and the central black hole in active galactic nuclei.

Credit: NASA E/PO - Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet (http://epo.sonoma.edu/)

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