Black Hole Picture :
With one step at a time, the mystery of the mysterious Black Hole is slowly getting uncovered by our scientists and answer some of the many unanswered questions of the universe with proof.
The Planet Wide Virtual Array called ‘The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT)’ which holds the title of capturing the world’s first Black Hole Picture that was released on 10th April 2019 has revealed another Black Hole picture with a new Black Hole-mystery-solving feature that is yet another world’s first.
Picture of a Black Hole with magnetic fields at the edge.
This Black Hole is situated at the center of the galaxy named ‘Messier 87′ or M87 which is located some 55 million light-years away from our solar system.
This new Black Hole picture with its magnetic fields reveals the strong signature of magnetic fields, the property of polarisation along with polarised light that is extremely close to the edge of the black hole.
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This milestone wasn’t achieved over-night. Over 300 researchers from Asia, Africa, North America, South America, and Europe have dedicated years of research and data collected by EHT using the 1RAM NOEMA Observatory, ALMA, the 1RAM 30-meter Telescope, the James Clark Maxwell Telescope (JCM), APEX, LMT, SMT, SMA, the South Pole Telescope (SPT), the Greenland Telescope (GLT), and the Kitt Peak Telescope to capture and create this Black Hole Picture.
“We are now seeing the next crucial piece of evidence to understand how magnetic fields behave around black holes, and how activity in the very compact region of space can drive powerful jets that extend far beyond the galaxy,” said Dr. Monika Moscibrodzka, the coordinator of the EHT Polarimetry, in a report.
Although this picture shells some light on the emission of the bright jets of energy and matter from the center of the M87 galaxy, the scientists still aren’t sure about how these supercharged energy jets bigger than the clusters are shot from the core.
The team stated the stunning resolution of the Black Hole picture obtained using the EHT is equal to the resolution required to spot and measure the size of a visiting card on the Moon’s surface.
The research was published in The Astrophysical Journal.
The EHT is on course to unravel much more mysteries of the Black Hole in the coming days, the team added.
“The EHT is making rapid advancements, with technological upgrades being done to the network and new observatories being added,” said Jongho Park a member of East Asian Core Observatories Association.