The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) is a web of eight synched observatories that form one telescope and are designed to study light in black holes. The first image of a black hole was published in April 2019 using data captured from EHT in 2017.
Now, a different group of scientists has conducted observations using the Greenland Telescope.
These photos may aid in studying how black hole jets are formed, which is essential because powerful jets produce some of the brightest light in the cosmos.
On Wednesday, scientists from around the world, led by researchers from the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, published their findings in the journal Nature.
The spectacular image published of the jet and ring is an important milestone.
Since the incident was also detected in infrared data, which is a first, future search in this band may reveal more such bursts.
According to the National Science Foundation, the black hole is only about 1,600 light-years away, despite being about ten times more massive than the sun. The black hole is three times closer to Earth than the previous record holder, located in the constellation Ophiuchus.
One of the most mysterious things in the universe is black holes. They form during the implosion of a star. It is also found in the nuclei of massive galaxies. The pull of its gravity is so strong that nothing that crosses its event horizon can ever return. Nothing can escape the black hole, not even light.
The discovery of a novel infrared tidal disruption event by MIT astronomers sheds light on the mechanism through which supermassive black holes shred orbiting stars.
About once every ten thousand years, a galaxy’s supermassive black hole is illuminated when it devours a star. This “tidal disruption event” occurs instantly as the black hole at the center consumes star matter and releases massive amounts of radiation.