For the Very First Time, We Can See a Black Hole's Magnetic Fields


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For the Very First Time, We Can See a Black Hole's Magnetic Fields



In 2019, the first-ever image of a black hole wowed the world. And now, the team at the Event Horizon Telescope has released an updated version, this time revealing how the supermassive black hole looks in polarized light.
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In April of 2019 scientists working for the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration stunned the world when they released the first ever picture of a black hole. This photo of the supermassive black hole at the heart of the galaxy M87 has since become iconic. But the scientists from the EHT were not finished yet, and after almost two years of poring over their data, they’ve released a new version of their famous photo, one that could help solve a major mystery about black holes.

The mystery involves jets of matter that supermassive black holes can launch off into space at nearly the speed of light. The galaxy M87 has a black hole at its center with just such a jet, one that extends for at least 5,000 light years.

Nearly two decades before the EHT’s iconic image,
the Hubble Space Telescope captured another jaw-dropping picture of M87 that clearly showed this jet spearing its way across the cosmos.

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Paradoxically, despite their light-swallowing capability, black holes are the most luminous objects in the universe. Material — gas, dust, shredded stars — that falls into a black hole is heated to millions of degrees as it swirls around the drain of doom in a dense maelstrom of electromagnetic fields. Most of that matter falls into the black hole, but some is pushed out, like toothpaste, by enormous pressures and magnetic fields. How all of this energy arises and is marshaled remains unknown to astronomers.

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M87’s jets produce light spanning the entire electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves to visible light to gamma rays. The intensity of light across this spectrum gives a different pattern for each black hole. Identifying this pattern gives crucial insight into a black hole’s properties (for example, its spin and energy output), but this is a challenge because the pattern changes with time.

Quantum Astronomy Could Create Telescopes Hundreds of Kilometers Wide
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/quantum-astronomy-could-create-telescopes-hundreds-of-kilometers-wide/
At the optical wavelengths underpinning the gorgeous pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope and many other famed facilities, today’s interferometers can only combine light from instruments that are a few hundred meters apart at most. That may be set to change as astronomers turn to quantum physicists for help to start connecting optical telescopes that are tens, even hundreds, of kilometers away from one another.
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  1. I know all how Black Holes work, I have all the proof. They are incredible, but amazing.
    Your brain will sing once I tell you. It is understandable for all.
    No math required for now.
    Sadly every one seem to have attention deficit, none can read more than five line.
    I hope I am not the only one that read long enough.
    If you did, I might tell you.
    I have what can worth a Nobel prize if you still here. Incredible.
    If I explain verbally, I have peoples understand it, normal one. No one did find a mistake, can you?
    I have haft the formula but can explain at least 3 problem we have in Physics, test me. All is link to Black Holes, from dark energy to dark matter to time.
    All fit with General Relativity.
    I wrote all on internet but no one can still read I guess.
    This is not a joke, but no more fun.
    I have to wait one take time to listen or read it. Guest need to talk on YouTube. Not sure how many do still look at what seems complicated stuff.
    Click on me it should go to my email. Facebook and Twitter make people zombie?
    Do I need to put in pictures?
    Check one you that brings you here, I will surprise you for what you not see.

  2. This is video is pure deception! The streaks of spiraling light where not part of the original image. They were added later in photoshop to represent what the data is telling them. This is a doctored photo and you should be upfront about that!

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