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Kinetic Model

Part of Hall of the Universe.

In the Planetarium’s Hall of the Universe, a kinetic exhibition model constructed of a disc in a metal frame. AMNH/D. Finnin

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This kinetic model illustrates the accretion disk around a black hole. Gas within the disk slowly spirals in toward the center, moving ever faster, until it disappears across the event horizon into the black hole.