This is the first time scientists have captured an image of a beam of energy ejected from the edge of a black hole, providing more useful information for studying the black hole in the galaxy Messier 87.
An image of a beam of energy emanating from a black hole has been captured by scientists.
An image of the energy emitted by a black hole has just been captured by scientists. (Photo: S Lu/Guardian).
“We know that energetic jets are emitted from the region around the black hole, but we still don’t understand how it happens.”Guardian quoted Dr Ru Sen Lu of the Shanghai Astronomical Observation Center.
Most galaxies contain a supermassive black hole that can swallow anything that passes through them. Many black holes emit powerful jets of energy, moving at speeds close to the speed of light.
The latest observations were made in 2018. They provided additional images of the black hole at the center of Messier 87 (M87), a giant galaxy belonging to the super galaxy Virgo (Virgo).
The M87 black hole is 40 billion km in diameter.has a mass of 6.5 billion times that of the Sun and is located 54 million light-years from Earth.
Scientists believe that the energy of these rays comes from the rotation of the black hole. However, it is not known exactly where these rays come from. Some theories say it is located in event horizonor located in the Ɛrgoregion, where spacetime moves with the black hole.
“We can now begin to solve questions such as how energetic ray particles are accelerated and heated, and many other mysteries surrounding black holes, in greater depth.”says Dr. Kɑzunori Akiyama, of the Haystɑck Observatory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (EYE).
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This is the first time scientists have captured an image of an energy beam ejected from the edge of a black hole, providing more useful information for studying black holes in the galaxy.