Black-Hole Premiere –“Escaping the Event Horizon” (Chandra X-ray Observatory Movie)

Black Hole MAXI J1820+070


Black Holes, strange galactic paradoxes for whom creation is destruction, death life, chaos order, have been described as “the seductive dragons of the universe.” NASA astronomers have actually filmed a flare-up from one of these seductive dragons and its companion star that make up a system called MAXI J1820+070, located in our galaxy about 10,000 light years from Earth ejecting hot material that has escaped the “event horizon” into space at close to the speed of light. The event, with the northern jet is moving at 60% the speed of light, while the southern one is traveling at an impossible-sounding 160% of light speed, was captured in a new movie from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.


Guide to First Photo of Milky Way’s Central Black Hole

Images of a Black Hole


The human species is soon to see the first picture of that mysterious, iconic, invisible object Princeton physicist John Archibald Wheeler dubbed a black hole that lurks at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. On Wednesday, astronomers across the globe will hold “six major press conferences” simultaneously to announce the first results of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a virtual telescope with an effective diameter of the Earth—that has been pointing at the Milky Way’s central supermassive black hole for the last several years.