• Astronomers have spotted x-rays from behind a supermassive black hole

    1 month ago - By Technology Review

    When gas falls into a black hole, it releases an enormous amount of energy and spews electromagnetic radiation in all directions, making these objects some of the brightest in the known universe. But scientists have only ever been able to see light and other radiation from a supermassive black hole when it's shining directly toward our telescopes-anything from behind it has always been obscured.
    Until now. A new study published in Nature demonstrates the first detection of radiation coming from behind a black hole-bent as a result of the warping of spacetime around the object. It's another...
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