Astrophysics for the first time saw the glow side of the black hole


Observing the movement of X-ray radiation from the supermassive black hole in the center of the Galaxy at a distance of 800 million light years from us, astrophysicist from Stanford noticed a curious pattern: a series of bright outbreaks, and after them — yet, but not such bright and other color. Such light echo could arise as a result of reflection of rays, emanating from the opposite side of a black hole distorting the space around him.

Dust and gas that delays a black hole, heat up to millions of degrees, electrons are separated from atoms and the brightly glowing magnetized plasma occurs. This horny — or the crown — allows astronomers to see the silhouette of a black hole,

In addition, the Crown is the source of X-ray radiation, which studies Don Wilkins from the Institute of Astrophysics and Cosmology of Parts. Cavley. In the center of the Galaxy, located 800 million light years from us, he noted something unusual: small X-ray flashes, which sometimes followed the main, brighter, with other wavelengths. According to existing models, these outbreaks are light echo, reflected from the back of the disk. If so, then the astronomers first saw the opposite side of the black hole.

This phenomenon is called the gravitational lenses, when a fairly large mass can be sparking the tissue-time fabric. Because of this, the light of distant objects — stars, quasars and galaxies is distorted, so it seems that they are not where they are actually. Researchers believe that X-ray telescopes of the new generation will be able to take pictures of black holes with high resolution.

Penger Back Physics Roger Penrose and Jacob Zeldovich thought about the hypothetical possibility of obtaining energy from objects placed in a black hole. Check their theory for obvious reasons all this time was impossible until Scottish physicists offered

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