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.


“Extreme!” –Iconic M87 Black Hole Jet Blasts at Close to Speed of Light

M87 Jet


“One of the unbreakable laws of physics is that nothing can move faster than the speed of light,” said Brad Snios with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics about results of new research of the iconic M87 black hole jet in radio, optical, and X-ray light. “We haven’t broken physics, but we have found an example of an amazing phenomenon called superluminal motion.”