Scientific Research, Space, Astronomy, Black Holes, Albert Einstein

Scientific Research, Space

Astronomers see back of a black hole for first time, proving Albert Einstein was right

Researchers prove theory through studying a supermassive black hole 800 million light years away

7/29/2021 11:00:00 PM

🔭🌌Astronomers have managed to look behind a black hole for the first time and have proved that Albert Einstein was right about how these mysterious celestial behemoths behave Read more:

Researchers prove theory through studying a supermassive black hole 800 million light years away

An international team of researchers used high-powered X-ray telescopes to study a supermassive black hole 800 million light years away at the centre of a distant galaxy.The researchers saw the usual hallmarks of a black hole, but they also spotted light – in the form of X-rays – which was being emitted by the far side of the black hole.

Platinum Jubilee medal designed for emergency service staff Viola Beach: Memorial to band unveiled in Warrington Norris on shock pole position in Russia

Black holes are born when a gargantuan star explodes in a supernova and then collapses in on itself. This forms an incomprehensibly dense material which swallows up everything in its general vicinity, and therefore it should be impossible to see light from the back of a black hole.

However, Einstein’s dogmatic theory of general relativity predicted in 1915 that the gravitational pull of black holes is likely so enormous that they warp the very fabric of space, twisting magnetic fields and bending light.As a result, Einstein’s work asserted that it should be possible to see light waves ejected from the far side of the black hole because of the distorted magnetic fields acting as a mirror.

Experts accepted the theory, but have been unable to directly observe the phenomenon until now, thanks to modern telescopes and the development of highly sensitive instruments.Dan Wilkins, an astrophysicist at Stanford University, was studying the mechanics of how a black hole rips atoms and electrons apart, and the X-rays this subsequently produces. Upon inspecting the data he saw what he expected, X-rays spewed directly towards Earth from the black hole’s core, but he also saw unexpected echoes shortly afterwards.

These, he said, were X-rays which were flung out in the opposite direction of Earth, but were reflected by the black hole’s mangled magnetic field.The finding, published in Nature, yet again proves Einstein was correct, and further backs up the theory of general relativity.

Read more: The Telegraph »

BBC Weather presenter pulled over by dog on live TV

Carol Kirkwood says she's fine after taking this tumble on BBC Breakfast when the guide dog went astray.

Astronomers detect light behind black hole for first timeTelescope picks up unexpected ‘luminous echoes’ – smaller, later and of different colour to bright flares India news are bias on Christian state Mizoram PLEASE HELP US HASTAGE assamshotfirst shameonassam Mizoram_is_right_to_self_defense Seems wrong. We photograph white stars all the time. It took until 2021 to photograph a black hole. Thought we were better. 'Does this event horizon make my bum look big?' 'No, black holes have no size.'

Why Simone Biles is the quitspiration we all need'We shouldn’t need permission to quit but often, we do – and who better to give us that, than one of the greatest athletes of all time, Simone Biles?'

Biden plans to go beyond strict tailpipe emission standards of Obama era to tackle climate crisis, report saysFormer President Trump rolled back one of America’s then-greatest efforts to reduce carbon emissions during his time in the White House

Father who refused vaccine dies of CovidFootball coach Matthew Keenan had told doctors and friends he wanted to ‘turn back time’ Darwin’s law in action. Choices and consequences More propaganda from the Independent - are they simply peddling Boris the Butcher's rhetoric?

Waterspout seen over Black Sea coast during Turkish stormA video captured the moment a giant waterspout was seen forming over the Black Sea coast during a storm in the Turkish province of Sinop yesterday

‘Time-traveller from year 5000’ claims to have photographic proof of apocalypseA man who claims to be a time-traveller from the ‘year 5000’ says he now has the photographic evidence to prove there will be an apocalypse. Oh jeez! You mean that humans will still be around for another 2,979 years?!? Now that's depressing! Sure!