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Don't miss this amazing photo of an exploding black hole

Don’t miss this amazing photo of an exploding black hole

Astronomers have captured a stunning image of a supermassive black hole that has erupted more than 12 million light-years away from Earth. The image comes from radio emissions from the black hole’s active energy source. According to astronomers, the image includes 16 full moons side by side.

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Check out this stunning image of an exploding black hole

Radio waves around a black hole explosion

according to launchThe image is of the black hole of Centaurus A, a giant elliptical galaxy located 12 million light-years from our planet. Astronomers say that when gas and other particles fall into a black hole, it explodes and feeds on the particles. Then the “radio bubbles” emitted by the black hole expand at nearly the speed of light. These bubbles then grow over hundreds of millions of years.

They made a picture of a black hole exploding from Earth. Viewed this way, astronomers say the volcanic eruption is as long as 16 full moons side by side. They captured this particular image with the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) telescope in Western Australia. Astronomers also say this is the most comprehensive image we’ve ever taken of an exploding black hole. a discovery paper It was published in the magazine natural astronomy.

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Supermassive black hole in the center of a spiral galaxy

The radio waves in the image come from all the particles that feed the black hole, says Dr. Benjamin McKinley of Curtin University.

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“It forms a disk around the black hole, and when material near the black hole separates, powerful jets form on either side of the disk, throwing most of the material back into space, at distances of perhaps more than a mile million light-years,” he said. In a press release.

He also said that the observations they made earlier could not cope with the extreme brightness caused by the eruption of the black hole. This distorted the picture around the exits. But this new image now provides a deeper understanding of the details of the volcanic eruption.

Doctor. McKinley also said that because Centaurus A is so close to Earth, we can learn a lot from observing the black hole at the center of that galaxy. Scientists can then use the research to improve our knowledge of How do black holes work?And how it constantly feeds on the particles around it.

a look The original version of this article is on BGR.com