Mystic Sisterhood

Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Mystic Sisterhood

Psychic, Paranormal & Natural Science Forums



Next Chat Event

Astronomers image magnetic fields at the edge of M87's black hole 5nvklj





Astronomers image magnetic fields at the edge of M87's black hole 9tpt39

..


Astronomers image magnetic fields at the edge of M87's black hole

Dragon
Dragon
Senior Administrator
Senior Administrator

Posts : 6709
Points : 22967
Times User Thanked: : 819
Join date : 2018-01-18

Astronomers image magnetic fields at the edge of M87's black hole Empty Astronomers image magnetic fields at the edge of M87's black hole

Post by Dragon Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:30 am

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, which produced the first-ever image of a black hole, has today revealed a new view of the massive object at the center of the Messier 87 (M87) galaxy: How it looks in polarized light.

This is the first time astronomers have been able to measure polarization, a signature of magnetic fields, this close to the edge of a black hole.

The observations are key to explaining how the M87 galaxy, located 55 million light-years away, is able to launch energetic jets from its core.


Source


_________________
Astronomers image magnetic fields at the edge of M87's black hole 334pu7m
Dragon
Dragon
Senior Administrator
Senior Administrator

Posts : 6709
Points : 22967
Times User Thanked: : 819
Join date : 2018-01-18

Astronomers image magnetic fields at the edge of M87's black hole Empty Re: Astronomers image magnetic fields at the edge of M87's black hole

Post by Dragon Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:32 am

Astronomers image magnetic fields at the edge of M87's black hole Astronomersi
Credit: EHT Collaboration

This image shows the polarised view of the black hole in M87.

The lines mark the orientation of polarisation, which is related to the magnetic field around the shadow of the black hole.


Source / Image Courtesy


_________________
Astronomers image magnetic fields at the edge of M87's black hole 334pu7m
Dragon
Dragon
Senior Administrator
Senior Administrator

Posts : 6709
Points : 22967
Times User Thanked: : 819
Join date : 2018-01-18

Astronomers image magnetic fields at the edge of M87's black hole Empty Re: Astronomers image magnetic fields at the edge of M87's black hole

Post by Dragon Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:34 am

Astronomers image magnetic fields at the edge of M87's black hole 605b1f802e0d7
Credit: EHT Collaboration; ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Goddi et al.; NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team

This composite image shows three views of the central region of the Messier 87 (M87) galaxy in polarised light and one view, in the visible wavelength, taken with the Hubble Space Telescope.

The galaxy has a supermassive black hole at its centre and is famous for its jets, that extend far beyond the galaxy.

The Hubble image at the top captures a part of the jet some 6000 light years in size.


Source / Image Courtesy


_________________
Astronomers image magnetic fields at the edge of M87's black hole 334pu7m
Dragon
Dragon
Senior Administrator
Senior Administrator

Posts : 6709
Points : 22967
Times User Thanked: : 819
Join date : 2018-01-18

Astronomers image magnetic fields at the edge of M87's black hole Empty Re: Astronomers image magnetic fields at the edge of M87's black hole

Post by Dragon Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:35 am



The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, who produced the first ever image of a black hole, has today revealed a new view of the massive object at the centre of the Messier 87 galaxy: how it looks in polarised light.

This is the first time astronomers have been able to measure polarisation, a signature of magnetic fields, this close to the edge of a black hole.


_________________
Astronomers image magnetic fields at the edge of M87's black hole 334pu7m

Sponsored content

Astronomers image magnetic fields at the edge of M87's black hole Empty Re: Astronomers image magnetic fields at the edge of M87's black hole

Post by Sponsored content


    Current date/time is Wed Aug 04, 2021 5:15 am