The legendary photo of the black hole became clear and filled in the details

Over the past two years, scientists have made numerous discoveries.

It has been almost two years since astronomers received the first photograph of a black hole in history. At the same time, the data that served as the basis for photo creation was received in 2017, which means it took two years to process them.

It took two years to complete the same photo with new details.

First, the photo in more detail. Second, the photo is presented in polarized light. Third, it is already important for scientists to find a strong magnetic field in the black hole, the structure of which can be seen in the new photo. Of course, in the past the presence of high magnetic gas around such objects was predicted by many models and indirectly confirmed by various observations, but now it is confirmed by the data of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). In addition, scientists believe that the magnetic fields at the inner edge of the accretion disk around the black hole are strong enough to expel the hot gas and help the object to resist the terrible gravity.

By the way, a by-product of further study of the data, scientists determined the amount of matter absorbed by a black hole in the heart of Messier 87. It is found that the Sun has only 0.001 mass per year.


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