Wallpaper: The Traveler Looks for Black Hole Birds

Against a purple background with mountains and a sky with orange stars stands a smiling blue cartoon figure shaped like a round-topped cylinder with an antenna. They are wearing a bubble-shaped helmet and green space suit. They hold a pair of binoculars to their eye and are looking toward the right of the image. Over their head are four black birds flying. The black birds represent a black holes. Each has an orange beak, two small ear tufts, small wings, and narrow legs. One is surrounded by multi-colored rings which represent an accretion disk. Shooting up to the left and down to the right from that bird are plumes of orange, green and blue, which represent jets of material accelerated away from the area near the black hole.
May 3, 2023
CreditNASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Historical DateMay 3, 2023
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Black holes can be hard to find unless you know what you’re looking for.