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'Magneto-Spin' Effect Near Black Holes (9 of 9)

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Caption: This time-dependent movie shows inner distances for the model where black hole tilt is turned on at the middle of the simulation and movie. The movie shows the full 3-D structure that is difficult to see in a single 2-D image because at late times the BH, jet, and disk have axes that do not sit in the same two-dimensional plane. The movie shows high density disk material (yellow isosurface), lower density disk material (purple isosurface), highly-magnetized relativistic jet (blue isosurface), and outer disk rotational axis that is the same as the initial axes for the black hole, disk, and jet (orange cylinder). This video relates to a paper that appeared in the Nov. 16, 2012, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by Jonathan C. McKinney at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif., and colleagues was titled, "'Magneto-Spin' Effect Near Black Holes."

Credit: Visualizations by Ralf Kaeler (KIPAC) and Jonathan McKinney (UMD)

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