Astronomers to test Einstein’s theory after black hole photo

Astronomers to test Einstein's theory after black hole photo

after the promotion of sharp image of Sagittarius A*Was black hole The supermassive space at the center of the Milky Way, EHT (Event Horizon Telescope) scientists will now focus on making new observations and using the data they already have, testing the limits of general theory of relativity by Albert Einstein.

Even the data collected in the studies released this week will need to be reevaluated. This is because two more observations have already been made with additional telescopes in the group’s original network of eight telescopes. It is hoped that, along with the new images, the resolution of the photo released yesterday will be even better, and will facilitate the search. But there is no anticipated new announcements from the team.

“The data exists. We collected data with one additional telescope in 2018, and with three additional telescopes in 2022, and we are working very hard to get it to you as soon as possible. But I have no idea about when.” Can’t promise,” said Brazilian researcher at EHT, Lia Medeiros in North American Press from the New Jersey Institute for Advanced Studies.

Scientists are waiting for new images to confirm whether the data are consistent with Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity. A more thorough analysis looking at the extreme regions around black holes can see if there are “blind spots” in this theory.

“This should give us, at some point, perhaps something different from how we’ve modeled gravity with the theory of general relativity so far,” says researcher Feriel Ozell of the University of Arizona.

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Sagittarius A*, taken on Thursday (12), is about 27,000 light-years from Earth, much closer to our planet than Earth. First black hole revealed by EHT in 2019Messier 87, which is 50,000 light years away from Earth.

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