Scientists took pictures of a huge black hole 12 million light-years from Earth.
The nearest supermassive black hole that actively feeds has been investigated, and it revealed radio bubbles. These extend over large areas of space when the phenomenon gives rise to incident gas.
This was Dr. Benjamin McKinley of Curtin University, International Center for Radio Astronomy Research. He led the research and published it in Nature Astronomy on December 22nd. “most comprehensive”The image to date illustrates the extent of disturbances caused by supermassive black hole supply.
McKinley’s work provides some of the most amazing images ever taken of Earth’s nearest radio galaxy neighbor, Centaurus A. This star system is 12 million light-years away and has a central black hole.
Radio bubbles are seen in images taken in Australia by the Murchison Widefield Arrays (MWA) telescope. They are formed when incident gas is supplied and expels material at a very dense speed of light.
These radio bubbles – or ‘patches’ as they are known by radio astronomers – appear to be 48 times larger than the host galaxy itself and currently extend eight degrees across the sky, approximately the length of 16 of the Earth’s moons laid side by side. .
McKinley explained that the patches create a “disc around the black holes”, and as the fabric is torn apart, strong rays develop on each side of the disc. These jets send most of it back into space at distances probably greater than a million light-years.
This research is able to overcome the shortcomings of previous studies, he said. “Previous radio images could not cope with the intense brightness of jets, and the details of the galaxy were blurred. But our image now overcomes all these limitations.”According to the scientist,
The astronomer says this study is just one of many, and other scientists will continue to work with him to better understand how black holes interact with the world around them.
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