Five Amazing Facts About Black Holes –“One-Way Doors Out of the Universe”

 

Primordial Black Hole

 

Nobel-Prize laureate Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, for whom NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory was named, described black holes as “the most perfect macroscopic objects there are in the universe: the only elements in their construction are our concepts of space and time.” 

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Astronomers Peer Through the Fog at Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole –“Is It Emitting a Jet Angled Toward Earth?”

 

Black Hole

 

In 2019 astronomers lifted the veil on the monster black hole called Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*) at the heart of our Milky Way Galaxy. Using computer modelling, the scientists simulated the material inside the thick cloud of plasma, dust and gas surrounding Sgr A*.  The results pointed to the possibility of a relativistic jet coming from the supermassive black hole with an inclination that is aligned with Earth’s viewing point. 

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“Gargantua” –The Object That Could Swallow Our Solar System

M87 Black Hole

 

“Researchers argue that it’s of utmost importance to unravel the nature of black holes, lest we someday begin to worship them,” said Harvard astrophysicist, Eric Chaisson. In  April 2019 an event took place that was as epic as the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon, and may make Chaisson’s warning seem prescient.

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“The Eerie Shadow” –M87s Iconic Black Hole Tests Einstein’s Theory that Gravity is Matter Warping Spacetime

M87 Black Hole

 

In a new test from the Event Horizon Telescope using the first image ever taken of the supermassive black hole at the center of massive galaxy M87 the size of our solar system imaged for the first time ever by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) on April 10, 2019 and described by the EHT team as — “paradoxical, intriguing, frightening” and “the end of spacetime– has shown that the size of the black-hole’s shadow was consistent with the size predicted by Einstein’s theory of general relativity—the idea that gravity is matter warping spacetime. Einstein’s theory remains mathematically irreconcilable with quantum mechanics, the scientific understanding of the subatomic world.

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