A team of astronomers from Stanford University detected the light coming from behind a black hole. Observations published yesterday in the journal nature, Prove the theory of relativity based on astrophysicist Albert Einstein in 1905.
Stanford scientist Dan Wilkins noticed something new while observing X-rays emitted by a supermassive black hole in a galaxy 800 million light-years away from Earth.
According to the ScienceTech Daily website, the astrophysicist observed a series of X-ray flashes — exciting but not unprecedented — and the telescopes recorded something rare: extra flashes of X-rays that were smaller, later, and different in color than those in telescopes. She was Dazzle.
According to the theory of relativity, the echoes corresponded to rays reflected from behind a black hole. Nevertheless, the already studied understanding of black holes says that the light emanating from that space is strange.
“Any light that goes into that black hole doesn’t come out, so we shouldn’t be able to see anything behind the black hole,” says Wilkins, also a scientist at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at Stanford. Huh. and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
“The reason we can see this is because the black hole is distorting space, bending light and rotating magnetic fields around itself,” he explains.
According to the website, the discovery is the first direct observation of the light behind a black hole, which was predicted by Albert Einstein more than 100 years ago, but has now been confirmed.
“Fifty years ago, when astrophysicists speculated about how magnetic fields might behave near black holes, they didn’t know that we might one day have the chance to observe it directly and see Einstein’s general theory of relativity in action. The technology could be,” says Roger Blandford, a co-author of the article.