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Scientists launch first ever pictures of black gap in astrophysics breakthrough - Eire

Scientists launch first ever pictures of black gap in astrophysics breakthrough - Eire

The world was in awe last week when astronomers unveiled the first-ever picture of a black hole.

This first view of a black hole was, like early photographs of the Earth from space, an iconic and emotional visual.

The images obtained on April 10th proved that the Event Horizon Telescope network is usable and practical.

This black hole resides about 54 million light-years from Earth.

Doeleman says, 'If we had many more stations, then we could really start to see in real time movies of the black hole accretion and rotation'.

Black holes are notoriously hard to see, their gravity is so extreme that nothing, not even light, can escape across the boundary at a black hole edge.

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The high-energy particles which are present in the jets generated by M87's supermassive black hole, that come from an area situated near the event horizon, and the fact that it tends to alternate between dimming and brightening, randomly, is quite impressive.

The team's observations of the black hole at the center of Messier 87, a massive galaxy in the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster, lend strong support to the theory of general relativity put forward in 1915 by physicist Albert Einstein to explain the laws of gravity and their relation to other natural forces. As this field progresses further, and images of higher and higher resolution become available, we will be able to distinguish between the different underlying theories.

Data gathered with the help of the NuSTAR and Chandra infers that the supermassive black hole releases constant streams of high-energy which travel at speed close to that of lights, traversing a distance of nearly 1,000 light-years.

What we actually see in the photograph is a bunch of hot gas spiraling into the black hole - kind of like water that circles around the drain in a bathtub - and the friction is causing the gas to heat up and emit radiation like radio waves. The black hole can fit our entire solar system inside of it!

"Imaging a black hole is just the beginning of our effort to develop new tools that will enable us to interpret the massively complex data that nature gives us", Psaltis added.


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