Astronomers have observed strange circles around a black hole

02/06/2022
Credit image: NASA - X-ray: NASA/CXC/U.Wisc-Madison/S. Heinz et al.; Optical/IR: Pan-STARR
Credit image: NASA - X-ray: NASA/CXC/U.Wisc-Madison/S. Heinz et al.; Optical/IR: Pan-STARR

Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 02 June 2022, at 09:05 am Los Angeles time

NASA astronomers show us a spectacular image full of important information about circles around a black hole.

NASA Chandra X-ray Observatory and Swift Observatory Neil Gehrels captured giant circles around the black hole in the V404 Cygni binary system at approx. 7800 light-years from Earth.

According to scientists, the black hole of 9 solar masses, absorbs material from a companion star of type K with a mass half the mass of the sun, which in 2009 was listed as the first black hole to have an accurate parallax measurement for its distance from the Solar System.

The material to be absorbed can be seen in a disk around the object.

Due to the brightness of this X-ray material, astronomers think they will be able to make important discoveries about the mysterious dust in our galaxy.

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